• Published: June 20th, 2017

Press release
The European Journalism Centre
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Maastricht, June 20, 2017

The European Journalism Centre today launched three grant programmes for freelancers and media organisations that will fund stories to inform public opinion and change the way people understand development issues.


Adam Thomas, director of the European Journalism Centre said: “Since its launch in 2013, our Journalism Grants programme has awarded €4.5m to 140 projects across Europe. In doing so, it has built a community of journalists who are changing the way European audiences understand development issues, whilst creating new and inventive forms of storytelling through data, video and social media.” 

Selection criteria include editorial focus and quality, impact and reach, and innovation. Previous winners have involved creative uses of video, audio, imagery, data, text, maps, graphics, quizzes, animation and other engaging content forms. Grants projects have previously been given awards such as the Gabriel García Márquez Prize, World Press Photo Innovation in Multimedia Award, and the Data Journalism Awards 2016.

The call opens today for the following applications: 




The Innovation in Development Reporting Grant (IDR), Round #10 

Topic: For this IDR round we are looking to fund projects covering food and development, as outlined in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal(SDG 2). Whether tackling food production & food security, health & nutrition, and/or food trade & markets, the stories covered should focus on the underlying issues of sustainability, resilience and innovation. 

Eligible: Both freelance journalists and employed newsroom staff may apply. There is no citizenship, nationality or residence/location restriction on the applicants as long as the final results are published in media outlets with significant reach to audiences in one or more of the following European countries: France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and United Kingdom. 

Amount awarded: The grant given is up to €20,000.

Deadline to apply: 6 September 2017, (22:00 CET) 

For further information on applications eligibility criteria, click here

Queries on this grant should be addressed to [email protected] 




The European Publishers Longterm Reporting Grant, Round #2 

Topic: We are looking to fund original reporting about the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with respect to one or more of the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs),and/or the respective key European donor country’s development relations with LDCs over the course of one year. 

Eligible: This grant programme is open to media organisations in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and United Kingdom. 

Format: The project shall take the format of a dedicated microsite or a dedicated website sub-page. 

Amount awarded: The grant given is up to €130,000. 

Deadline to apply: 26 July 2017, (22:00 CET) 

For further information on applications eligibility criteria, click here

Queries on this grant should be addressed to [email protected]



 

The Global Health Journalism Grant for Germany

Topic: This grant programme is looking to award projects that deal with global health and provide a link to Germany in their stories. The reporting should be connected to Germany’s global health policies or the health-related activities of either German government organisations or NGOs on the ground. 

Eligible: This edition is open to freelance journalists experienced in reporting on health, science or development, and publishing in German media. 

Amount awarded: The grant given is up to €10,000. 

Deadline to apply: 27 September 2017, (22:00 CET) 

For further information on applications eligibility criteria, click here

Queries on this grant should be addressed to [email protected]

 


 

To apply for any of these three calls, click here

  


About the European Journalism Centre

The European Journalism Centre is an international non-profit that connects journalists with new ideas. Through grants, events, training and media development the European Journalism Centre has been building a sustainable, ethical and innovative future for journalism since 1992. 

The European Journalism Centre is running the Journalism Grants programme with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 

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