BRUSSELS - Money Trail grant programme for mixed teams of African, Asian and European journalists has got a deadline coming up on the 15th of November. In the run-up to this deadline, we offer advice to journalists with questions about their idea or application.

Our Grant Coordinator, Lisa Akinyi May, will be offering pre-application advice via Skype on 26 October, 7 and 8 of November. This is a perfect opportunity for interested journalists to pitch their story idea and discuss it with Lisa, who can see whether it is eligible for a grant and is able to offer tips and advice as well as suggest possible colleagues.

The dates

  • Friday 26 October, from 10 am to 12 pm
  • Tuesday 6 November, from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Wednesday 7 November, from 10 am to 12 pm

To arrange a half-hour time slot for a session, send us an e-mail at moneytrail [at] journalismfund.eu with a preferred date and time. Please note that all times are Brussels time.

Grant deadlines

The deadline for the Money Trail grant is 15 November. This is the last deadline of 2018. The deadlines for 2019 and 2020 will soon be announced.

Come prepared

We receive dozens of well-prepared, interesting applications each application round, so your application will only stand a chance to be allocated a working grant if it is very well prepared (and meets the eligibility criteria).

Minimum requirements

Your application should fulfill these basic requirements if you want to be considered for a grant.

  • Money Trail offers working grants for mixed teams of African, Asian and European journalists to investigate cross-border illicit financial flows, tax abuse and corruption in Africa, Asia and Europe. Only intercontinental journalist teams consisting of at least one African, one Asian and/or one European journalist are eligible to apply.
  • Each team must consist of journalists from at least two continents.
  • In order to be eligible for application, the teams have to ensure that their story will be published in at least two continents. Therefore, during the application procedure they will be asked to upload letters of intent for publication from media organisations in at least two continents.

Find info about the grant here.

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