National Endowment for Democracy Grants Program

Due Date: 10.1 2020. Support available to NGOs (including civic organizations, associations, independent media, and similar groups) for nonpartisan programs in the following thematic areas: Promote and defend human rights and the rule of law Support freedom of information and independent media Strengthen democratic ideas and values Promote accountability and transparency Strengthen civil society organizations Strengthen democratic political processes and institutions Promote civic education Support democratic conflict resolution Promote freedom of association Strengthen a broad-based market economy Grant amounts vary depending on the size and …

Filmmakers Without Borders

Due Date: 1.1 2020. Grants available for novice and experienced independent filmmakers (ages 18 and up) around the world to share their unique stories through narrative, documentary, experimental, and new media projects. Grants are available in the following amounts: Development: USD $250, $500, $750 or $1000 Production: $500, $1000, $2500, or $5000 Post-production: $250, $500, $1000, or $2500 Film Festival Applications: $100, $250, $500, or $750 All applicants complete an online application and submit a variety of supporting materials including a video essay. Proposed projects …

Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism

Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Experimental grant-making program that supports artists producing innovative and revelatory journalistic work for major media outlets. With the belief that artists are central in the invention and design of our shared future, and also critical in shifting public debate, ECFJ supports the execution of pieces that focus on reimagining the way stories are told, particularly around technology and society. Topic Priorities Data privacy 2018/2020 elections Role of technology in society Political influence campaigns Interrogating harmful technologies Countering disinformation Artificial …

2019 Call to Civil Society to Apply for Funding [United Nations Democracy Fund]

Closing Date 22.12 2019. UNDEF supports projects that strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes. UNDEF projects are two years long. Applicants can request a grant of a minimum of USD 100,000 and a maximum of USD 300,000. Focus Areas: Community Activism, Electoral Processes, Gender Equality, Media and Freedom of Information, Rule of Law and Human Rights, Strengthening Civil Society, Interaction with Government, Tools for Knowledge, Youth Engagement The large majority of UNDEF …

UGC Writers Campus 2020 by Series Mania

Applications Close 18.12 2019. Week-long television series writing workshop, conducted in English, hosted 20-27 March 2020 during the Series Mania Forum in Lille, France. Twenty (20) screenwriters will be selected. Throughout the week, participants will have the opportunity to meet and be mentored by experienced professionals and writers, to attend dedicated workshops, masterclasses and one-to-one sessions on their projects with their mentors. In a final showcase at Series Mania Forum, the Campus’s work will be presented to industry professionals and projects will be pitched at …

Money Trail Working Project Grants [Journalismfund.eu]

Apply by 16.12 2019. Journalismfund.eu 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. Each team must consist of journalists from at least two continents / at least one African, one Asian and/or one European journalist. The total amount available for projects: EUR 50.000 Money Trail is a collaborative project between highly regarded journalism and training organisations Finance Uncovered, Free Press Unlimited, Oxfam Novib and Journalismfund.eu. Money …

European Press Prize 2020

Entries Open until 13.12 2019. By rewarding, facilitating and educating journalists, the European Press Prize highlights the importance of quality media and supports journalists in their endeavour to contribute to independent and critical journalism. Open to journalists working in and/or writing for a European media organisation or blog. Self-nominations may come from all 47 countries of Europe as defined by the Council of Europe. The prize is awarded in four different categories. Investigative Reporting Award: For the individual or team effort which has done most …

New Media Writing Prize (Student Entries) [Bournemouth University Higher Education Corporation]

Closing Date: 13.12 2019. Annual international competition showcases exciting and inventive stories and poetry that integrate a variety of formats, platforms, and digital media. The prize encourages and promotes the best in new media writing and is leading the way toward the future of the ‘written’ word and storytelling. The Competition is free and open to any person regardless of age or nationality. Prize Categories: Unicorn Training Student Award: £750, donated by Unicorn Training if:book UK New Media Writing Prize: £1000 donated by if:book UK, …

David Carr Prize for Emerging Writers [SXSW]

Applications Close 6.12 2019. Open to all high school, undergraduate, and graduate students (PhD & Masters included) interested in the convergence of new media, technology, and culture. Candidates will submit an essay or short story of 1,500 words or less (minimum 500 words) in the competition. Essay content can be creative writing or factual, citing sources as necessary. Five (5) finalists will be selected by the SXSW Selection Committee. Each finalist will receive one Platinum badge (USD $1,650 value) to attend SXSW 2020. One winner …

John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford

Closing Date: 4.12 2019. Program supports diverse, resilient leaders with collaborative mindsets who are exploring solutions to journalism’s biggest problems in a time of tremendous change. It champions advancements that improve access to the information people need to create and sustain democratic communities. Open to international applicants with at least five years of experience and U.S. applicants with at least seven years of full-time professional experience. Less experienced applicants with outstanding achievements will be considered. Applicants are not required to have college degrees. Up to …