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EJC launches new Global Health Reporting Grants for Germany

The European Journalism Centre
Maastricht, 4 May, 2018

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is delighted to announce the launch of its new Global Health Journalism Grants Programme for Germany. The grant programme, worth a total of €150,000, aims to advance creative reporting approaches, enabling a better coverage of international health, health policy and development related issues in German media.

Since 2016, the EJC has been running a similar Global Health Grant Programme for Germany already, with 19 projects funded. Differently from the previous programme, freelancers, staff journalists and newsrooms can equally apply for a grant.

The goal of the grant, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is to raise awareness about global health issues among the general public and to inform influencers and decision makers in government, civil society, industry, and science as well as development communities. Eligible for applications are freelance, permanently employed individual journalists and small teams of journalists. The projects should be produced and published in German by relevant media outlets with their main audiences in Germany.

The deadline for the submission of proposals is 11 July 2018 (22:00 CET).

Entries need to be submitted online by using this application form. For more information, check the eligibility criteria of the grant programme here. Award decisions will be taken by the EJC in complete editorial independence from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. All funded projects must be freely accessible to an audience in Germany without any access barriers such as paywalls or registration. For any questions, feel free to contact the EJC team. A detailed set of responses to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) can be found here.


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