BRUSSELS – Journalists with good ideas for a cross-border investigative journalism project have two months left to apply for a Journalismfund.eu working grant. The application deadline is 15 September.

Journalismfund.eu supports journalists in carrying out cross-border investigative journalism projects by providing working grants, advice and networking opportunities. We don’t work with a rolling application system, but with fixed deadlines. The next deadline is planned for Monday 15 September 2014. So if you have a good idea for a cross-border research project, you can submit an application until 15 September at 11.59 pm.

Make sure your application is eligible. For example, the project has to be a collaboration between at least two journalists from two different European countries. You can read all about the rules for applications here.

Advice session

If it is the first time you are applying for a working grant and you don’t really know if your idea is eligible or how you should go about applying, we are keen to help you. On Thursday 31 July, investigative journalist and Journalismfund.eu chairwoman Brigitte Alfter is ready to offer advice and answer any questions you may have via Skype. Of course, more experienced journalists are welcome to make a Skype appointment with Brigitte as well.

To keep things manageable, we ask you to make a Skype appointment if you’re interested. Please send us an e-mail at info [at] journalismfund.eu and we’ll coordinate with you and Brigitte what the best time for the Skype call is.

Published projects

Journalismfund.eu has (co-)funded several big European investigative journalism projects in the past years. The Migrants Files is a major cross-border data journalism project that was published simultaneously in six countries and, subsequently, many more. It looked at the number of men, women and children that died as a result of EU Member States migration policies. You can find all the published projects we have supported here.