The aim of Journalismfund.eu is to promote quality journalism in Europe by giving journalists the chance to carry out journalistic research projects.

Journalismfund.eu will support professional journalists, who have good ideas for cross-border investigations and for research on European affairs. The stories must be relevant to European target groups.

The project should be one that, in principle, could not be realised in this format within the remit of regular journalism – a project that can include cross-border research, networking between colleagues, established and innovative investigative methods and that is at the same time original, innovative and intensive.

Journalismfund.eu supports costs related to journalistic research for all media. This can include travel, translation, access to pay-databases or simply time to research. We do not support fixed costs such as office costs, investments such as cameras or computers or production costs.

Funding

For the European Cross-border grants, Journalismfund.eu receives funding from the Open Society Foundation and the Adesium foundation. The two foundations have structurally funded the programme since 2009.

Journalists living in Council of Europe member states are eligible to apply. Which means that this grant is inclusive for all Europeans and not just those who live in the European Union. 

An independent jury of four decides who gets a grant. Here's how the jury works.

Find stories supported by this grant programme here

Any further questions? Find here the FAQ regarding this grant programme.

For Who
European journalists

Teams of journalists from at least two European countries who have good ideas for cross-border investigation and for research on European affairs. Journalismfund.eu supports journalists living in a Council of Europe country (geographical Europe). When relevant for the story, team members from elsewhere can be accepted, too. 

How Much
€195,000

In 2020, there is €175,000 to distribute over three application rounds. The money comes from the Adessium Foundation and Open Society Foundations.

Next deadline
15 January 2020

2020 deadlines (all times are Brussels times):

  • 15 January 2020, 11.59 pm 
  • 15 April 2020, 11.59 pm 
  • 15 July 2020, 11.59 pm