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Journalism awards and grants

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INMA Elevate Scholarships

Deadline: 23 September 2022

Details: Through Elevate Scholarships, the International News Media Association (INMA) and the Google News Initiative (GNI) want to equip new faces and voices with strong news industry fundamentals as well as networking and mentoring opportunities.

Venue: Online

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INMA 30 Under 30 Awards

Deadline: 29 July 2022

Details: Through its Young Professionals Initiative, the International News Media Association (INMA) aims to find 30 rising stars in news media with early career achievements, insights into innovation, ability to influence, and likely management skills across advertising, audience, business intelligence, content and product, and leadership functions at media companies.

Venue: Online

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The Drum Awards

Deadline: 10 February 2022 (early-bird deadline available)

Details: The Drum Awards is a global awards program that recognises best practices, the best companies and the best people from across the marketing and communications industry.

Venue: TBC

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INMA Global Media Awards

Deadline: 28 January 2022

Details: Winning the INMA Global Media Awards competition is about recognition, respect, and prestige for your company, your brand, your department, your agency — and you.

Venue: Online

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The Publisher Podcast Award

Deadline: 20 December 2021

Details: The Publisher Podcast Awards are a celebration of the best podcasts in the publishing and media industry, organised by the Media Voices Podcast, an industry-leading weekly podcast bringing you all the news, views and interviews with key figures from around the media world.

Venue: London, UK

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European Press Prize

Deadline: 10 December 2021

Details: The European Press Prize is awarded in four different categories: the Investigative Reporting Award; the Distinguished Reporting Award; the Public Discourse Award; and the Innovation Award. The judges award a special prize for excellent journalism to one striking entry which defies categories and disciplines.

Each award is for 10,000 euros, to be spent wherever possible on a personal project that may, in turn, enrich the practice of journalism.

Venue: TBC

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Journalists' Charity First Jobs Fund

Deadline: Rolling basis

Details: The Journalists' Charity was set up by Charles Dickens in 1864 to help journalists and their dependants going through tough times. Alongside the long-standing financial and welfare support the charity offers to journalists, it has launched a new initiative to support early-career journalists with some of the costs of starting out. The First Jobs Fund will help new journalists to cover accommodation, relocation, equipment and transport expenses and aims to promote fairer access into the industry.

Support applies to those that are new to journalism- either working in their first paid role, as a full-time freelance or about to start a new role with a firm offer letter.

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Journalists' Charity Financial Assistance

Deadline: Rolling basis

Details: The Journalists' Charity was set up by Charles Dickens in 1864 to help journalists and their dependants going through tough times. The charity provides emergency support, financial assistance and confidential advice to journalists who are experiencing difficulty in both their career and personal lives.

Running grants and one-off payments are given to journalists to support them through a variety of personal circumstances. Support applies to journalists from every sector of the industry, nationwide.

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Press Freedom Accountability Project grant funding

Deadline: Rolling basis

Details: The U.S. Press Freedom Accountability Project, funded by The Committee to Protect Journalists in collaboration with the News Leaders Association, is providing grants between $2,000 and $5,000 for newsrooms reporting on threats to journalists in the US with a priority to pieces that can be published in one to three months.

Venue: Online

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Judith Neilson Institute Grant

Deadline: Rolling basis

Details: The Institute’s grants provide journalists and media organisations with the resources they need to produce quality journalism. We help them cover wide-ranging topics and under-reported issues and enable them to test approaches to reach new audiences.

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Fund for Investigative Journalism

Deadline: Rolling basis

Details: The Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) is unveiling a new effort to provide immediate emergency grants to U.S.-based freelance investigative journalists working on stories on the coronavirus that break new ground and expose wrongdoing in the public or private sector.

Venue: Online

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International Women's Media Foundation Covid-19 Relief Fund

Deadline: Rolling basis

Details: During the covid-19 pandemic, the IWMF is turning our attention to how we may best serve our community of women journalists at this unprecedented moment in history. Based on early, anecdotal evidence of cancelled assignments, lost income and an inability to pay essential living expenses, we anticipate a great need for support within our global network of journalists – especially among freelancers with no safety net.

Venue: Online

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Rainforest Journalism Fund

Deadline: Rolling basis

Details: The Pulitzer Center invites proposals for grants to journalists based in countries of the Amazon region reporting for local and regional outlets. Reporters can be working in English, Portuguese, or Spanish.

Venue: Online

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Call for Proposals: Renewing Democracy

Deadline: Rolling basis

Details: Solutions Journalism Network will provide more than 100 grants through 2020 to reporters and news organisations to support stories, projects and collaborations that examine how communities are responding to problems such as voter suppression, the opioid crisis, criminal justice reform and disinformation.

Venue: Online

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