Other journalism grants
Bertha BRITDOC Documentary Journalism Fund - United Kingdom
The Bertha Foundation is a visionary organisation with a track record in supporting social justice causes through documentary film. - "We believe that by joining forces, we can enable documentary filmmakers globally."
BIRN fellowship – Serbia / the Balkans
Journalism projects on regional issues.
For journalists from the Balkans. Funded by Robert Bosch Stiftung and ERSTE Foundation.
fellowship [at] birn [dot] eu [dot] com (Contact)
Boy Tripfonds - Netherlands
Journalism projects on scientific research.
For science journalists. Administered by Fonds voor Bijzondere Journalistiek, funded among others by SWJV and Communication Science Foundation.
fonds [at] fondsbjp [dot] nl (Contact)
Dick Goldensohn Fund - USA
Investigative research and reporting.
Freelance journalists working on international stories. Administrated by Center for Investigative Reporting.
center [at] cironline [dot] org (Contact)
Economic and Political Reporting from Southeast Europe - Germany
Reporting on economic and political development of Southeast Europe.
Initiated in 2007 by Robert Bosch Stiftung and the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Up to 16 journalists from the Balkans are competitively chosen to participate in the program. The program includes two courses of two weeks each, in Germany and in the UK respectively.
Egon-Erwin-Kisch-Recherchestipendium - Germany
Investigative journalism and qualitative research.
For young employed journalists up to 35 years of age, freelance journalists of any age and journalism students.
office [at] concordia [dot] at (Contact)
European Journalism Centre - Netherlands
Journalistic coverage of issues related to global development and the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals.
The Innovation for Development Reporting Grant Programme (IDR) is a media-funding project by the European Journalism Centre (EJC) that aims to advance journalistic coverage of issues related to global development and the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals. The grants will fund stories that think outside of the newsroom box and aim to achieve a new and distinctive agenda for development coverage.
info [at] journalismgrants [dot] org (Contact)
FAIR - Forum for African Investigative Reporters - Africa
Small and cross-border research.
Fonds Pour Le Journalisme - Belgium
Investigative journalism in the French speaking part of Belgium.
Funded by the French speaking community in Belgium.
Fonds voor Bijzondere Journalistieke Projecten – Netherlands
Journalistic and other non-fiction projects including biographies that work on achieving quality results.
For Dutch journalists and writers. Funded among others by SWJV and Communication Science Foundation.
fonds [at] fondsbjp [dot] nl (Contact)
Fund for Investigative Journalism - USA
Investigative pieces involving corruption, malfeasance, incompetence and societal ills in general as well as investigative media criticism.
For journalists seeking pre-publication help for investigative projects.
fundfij [at] gmail [dot] com (Contact)
The Henry Demarest Lloyd Investigative Fund
The Lloyd Fund's primary focus is on innacurately or under-reported cases of malfeasance, or clandestine manipulation and exploitation of natural resources or political processes by U.S. corporations, institutions, or other power elites, at home and around the globe.
For freelancers. Administrated by the Center for Investigative Reporting.
center [at] cironline [dot] org (Contact)
Investigate - Germany
Upon the initiative of CNN a German organisation was founded to support investigative journalism. The donors are German car maker Audi and German consultants Roland Berger.
The Investigative Fund – USA
Support for the research costs associated with investigative journalism. The Fund emphasizes reporting on subjects often ignored by the mainstream media, and seeks to improve the scope and overall quality of investigative reporting in the independent press and beyond. Above all, they want to support reporting with the potential to have a social impact.
For investigative journalists. A project of The Nation Institute.
Mary Raftery Journalism Fund - Ireland
The Mary Raftery Journalism Fund was established to promote quality and ethical investigative journalism, focusing on important social issues in Ireland.
Any media organisation or media professional can apply for funding, and more than one application per applicant will be accepted. Applications for print or broadcast projects are accepted, as well as for new media projects. Joint applications (for example, between a journalist and a photographer) will be permitted, but the applicants must indicate strong reasons for the proposed collaboration.
info [at] maryrafteryfund [dot] ie (Contact)
Milena Jesenská Fellowship for Journalists
The Milena Jesenská Fellowship program offers European journalists time off from their professional duties in order to pursue in-depth research on a topic of their choice. Journalists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey are also eligible to apply.
The call is directed towards cultural journalists, with the term “cultural” being interpreted in a broad sense to encompass a wide variety of intellectual and artistic fields. However, applicants’ work may also deal with societal issues of European relevance.
info [at] netzwerkrecherche [dot] de (Contact)
Nordic Council Journalism Stipends – Nordic countries
Supports research on Nordic countries and Nordic coorporation
For all journalists from the Nordic countries. Funded by Nordisk Rad.
nordisk-rad [at] norden [dot] org (Contact)
Norsk Journalistlag Travel Stipend – Norway
Travel stipends with a special emphasis on seniority.
For journalists, photographers and illustrators. Editorial staff as well as freelancers who regularly deliver editorial material for dailies, weeklies or periodicals. Granted by Pressens Stipendkomite, Norsk Journalistlag.
nj [at] nj [dot] no (Contact)
Ochberg Fellowship – global
Reporting responsibly and credibly on violence and traumatic events—on crime, family violence, natural disasters and accidents, war and genocide.
Journalists who want to apply knowledge of emotional trauma to improving coverage of violent events. Print and broadcast reporters, photographers, editors and producers with at least five years of journalism experience. Currently limited to applicants from the areas of major Dart Center activity: the Americas, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
kate [dot] black [at] dartcenter [dot] org (Contact)
Otto Brenner Stiftung – Germany
Socially relevant subjects undermined by the media. E.g. corporate power, corruption.
For all German journalists.
info [at] otto-brenner-stiftung [dot] de (Contact)
Pascal Decroos Fund – Flanders / Belgium
Research stipendia for investigative and qualitative journalism published in Flanders.
Journalism with relevance for Flanders and published in Flanders. Funded by The Flemish Government.
info [at] fondspascaldecroos [dot] org (Contact)
PAIR - Western Africa
Research stipendia for individual journalists or small teams in Western Africa.
A project following the example of Scoop with major support by the Danish government and additional support by the OSI Media Program, run by the Danish Association for Investigative Journalism and the Danish NGO International Media Support.
Pulitzer Persephone Miel Fellowship - global
Critical under-reported issues.
The Persephone Miel Fellowship for Crisis Reporting is intended to give non-native English speaking media professionals the opportunity to reach audiences beyond their home countries on critical under-reported issues.
More at the Pulitzer Center website
Robert Bosch Stiftung
Support to German journalists who want to do research in Central and Eastern Europe or in China.
Info & contact
Reuters Fellowship - global
The Fellowship Programme is at the core of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, drawing together journalists from all over the world and assisting high-calibre, mid-career journalists in their careers. Since 1983, the Thomson Reuters Foundation Fellowship Programme has continued to attract heavyweight Fellows internationally, giving them the opportunity to research subjects in greater depth than is possible under regular career deadline pressure.
Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Oxford
Rudolf Augstein Stiftung – Germany
Politics, society and culture
For freelance journalists in Germany.
kontakt [at] rudolf-augstein-stiftung [dot] de (Contact)
Scoop – Denmark
Investigative journalism. Cross border research / all subjects
For journalists in Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine, Moldova, Aserbajdjan, Armenia, Georgia / special support for cross-border research / all subjects. Funded by Danish foreign ministry 'Neightbourhood Programme', administrated by www.fuj.dk and www.i-m-s.dk
brig [at] mail [dot] dk (Contact)
Tanzania Media Fund – Tanzania
To improve the quality and quantity of public interest and investigative journalism in Tanzania.
For journalists based in mainland Tanzania and/or Zanzibar. Numerous development partners.
Timbuktu – Denmark
Support for critical and investigative journalism about development policies.
For journalists in Denmark. Funded by Folkekirkens Noedhjaelp.
as [at] dca [dot] dk (Contact)
Tore Sandberg stipend – Norway
For all journalists in Norway. Funded by Fritt Ord, Adresseavisen, Bergens Tidende, Stavanger Aftenblad, Faedrelandsvennen and Schibsted
hakon [dot] haugsbo [at] nrk [dot] no (Contact)
Updated April 2013 by Rafael Njotea, initial research by Ida Zidore Christensen