Fund for women journalists seeks applications

Women journalists can apply for the Howard G. Buffet Fund.

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) launched the fund to support the ambitious ideas of women journalists seeking substantive backing for projects and opportunities related to the news media, including educational opportunities, investigative reporting and media development initiatives.

The IWMF will make an annual total of US$230,000 worth of grants. Grant sizes will depend on the projects or opportunities in question, and the inclusion of a detailed budget. Special consideration will be given to freelancers, who operate without backing from media outlets.

The first round of funding opens March 2. The deadline is March 23.

For more information, click here.

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Dag Hammarskjöld UN-reporting fellowship offered

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Journalists who are 25 to 35 years old and from developing countries can apply for a fellowship to report on the United Nations.

The fellowship, sponsored by the Dag Hammarskjöld Scholarship Fund for Journalists, gives participants the opportunity to report on international affairs during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Fellows will make professional contacts, interact with seasoned journalists and gain a broader perspective on global issues.

The fellowship is open to journalists currently working full time in developing countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.

In an effort to rotate recipient countries, the fellowship will not will not consider journalist applications for 2015 from nations selected in 2014:  Nigeria, Tunisia, the Philippines, and Vietnam.  Journalists from these countries may apply in 2016.

The fellowship includes travel, accommodations and a per diem allowance.

The application deadline is March 16.

For more information, click here.

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ICFJ fellowship for minority journalists now open


Minority journalists can apply for a fellowship.

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is accepting applications for its Bringing Home the World Fellowship, which helps U.S.-based minority journalists cover compelling yet underreported international stories, increasing the diversity of voices in global news.

The program aims to level the playing field and redress the inequality minority journalists often face by giving them the opportunity to report from overseas and advance their careers.

Fellows participate in an orientation in May 2015 in Washington and depart for their reporting assignments between June and August.

The 2015 fellowship is sponsored by the Ford Foundation, the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation and the Scripps Howard Foundation.

The application deadline is March 31.

For more information, click here.

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Journalists are invited to apply for a free training program on Police-Community relations

Community Media Workshop is organizing “Keeping the Peace, Peacefully: A Special Reporting Institute” on April 24 and 25. Focusing on policy and community relations, this workshop aims to arm journalists with facts, analyses and reporting strategies to make their reporting matter.

The program will feature scholars and experts from across the United States on issues such as race and community relations, police strategies to control violence, police accountability, and the mental health challenges police officers face, on and off the job.

Travel and stay in Chicago will be covered. The workshop is sponsored by the Poynter Institute and the McCormick Foundation.

The deadline to apply is March 9.

For more information, click here.

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Investigative journalism grants available in Europe


Journalists with ideas for cross-border stories can apply for research grants. is offering grants to teams of journalists from several countries working out of each of their countries on a common story, thus compiling multiple research competences and targeting publication before various audiences.

Each proposal will be assessed according to 10 criteria. supports costs related to journalistic research for all media. This can include travel, translation, access to pay-databases or simply time to research.

Journalists from EU and EFTA countries are eligible. When relevant for the story team, members outside these countries can be accepted.

The deadline is March 2.

For more information, click here.

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New America offers fellowship

Academics, journalists, independent scholars and public policy analysts with big ideas can apply for a fellowship in New York.

The New America’s Fellows Program seeks unconventional perspectives on the major challenges facing our society.

Possible ideas include writing a book, developing a series of articles, making a documentary or working on a project that would be accessible to a broad audience.

Precise terms and stipend levels of fellowships vary widely. Some fellows work full time at New America in pursuit of their research, while others have other professional commitments during their fellowship.

The deadline to apply is March 1.

For more information, click here.

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Grant available for literary reporting


Early-career nonfiction writers who want to focus on a story that uncovers truths about the human condition can apply for funding.

The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University invites applications for the inaugural Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award, in honor of the late journalist who reported empathetically on the human condition and died on assignment in Uganda in March 2014.

The winner will receive US$12,500, NYU ID and full online and onsite NYU Bobst Library research and reference privileges, as well as an office at the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, space allowing.

The application deadline is Feb. 16.

For more information, click here.

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International reporting fellowships available

Professional journalists from 23 countries can apply for a reporting grant.

Johns Hopkins University’s International Reporting Project (IRP) is accepting applications for reporting fellowships on two different topics: health/development and religion. These fellowships are intended to provide in-depth coverage of important, under-covered international issues.

The fellowship includes roundtrip air tickets and a stipend. Fellows may propose to report for two to seven weeks, but they can also choose to extend their fellowships at their own cost.

Applications are open to journalists from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, Nigeria, Norway, Malaysia, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Zambia.

Candidates must submit a story proposal by March 16.

For more information, click here.

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Free training in financial journalism offered in Brazil


Recent journalism graduates and seniors in Brazilian universities can apply for a free training program in business journalism.

Organized by Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) and Grupo Estado, the training program will be held May 11 to Aug. 7 in São Paulo.

The organizers will select 25 candidates to participate in all-day activities: classes in the morning and a newsroom internship in the afternoon, under the guidance of journalists of Grupo Estado.

Participants will receive a certificate of specialization in macroeconomics and finance.

The deadline to apply is March 27.

For more information (in Portuguese), click here.

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BBC seeks bilingual aspiring journalists

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Aspiring journalists can apply for this training program in London.

The BBC is launching a new work experience program based in the World Service languages. The program includes a weeklong training in radio, tv and online reporting, followed by a three-week stint in a language service.

Candidates must be fluent in speaking, reading and writing in both English and one of the following languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Dari, English, French, Kinyarwanda/Kirundi, Kiswahili, Kyrgyz, Hausa, Hindi, Indonesian, Nepali, Pashto, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Sinhala, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek and Vietnamese.

Participants must be available to travel to London on March 2 to 27 or June 22 to July 17.

The BBC provides accommodation and living expenses to participants from outside London.

The deadline to apply is Feb. 15.

For more information, click here.

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