Current Opportunities


Use this page to browse and filter only those opportunities where the application window is currently open. Opportunities may be grants, stipends, fellowships, free or subsidized training, or in-kind services in support of local journalism efforts. View all opportunities

IRE Journalist of Color Investigative Reporting Fellowship

Fellowship up to $5,500 from Investigative Reporters & Editors

Provides assistance to attend a Data Journalism Bootcamp, the NICAR Conference, the IRE Conference and more. The year-long program is intended to prepare and support a journalist of color for a solid career in investigative … Last updated September 29, 2022

| Applications open | Deadline: October 6, 2022 | Recurring

Jennifer Leonard Scholarship

Grant up to $1,700 from Investigative Reporters & Editors

Provides assistance to the IRE Conference, June 23-26, 2022. Established by IRE member David Cay Johnston to honor his wife, Jennifer Leonard, the president of the Rochester Area Community Foundation and a … Last updated September 29, 2022

| Applications open | Deadline: October 7, 2022 | Recurring

Eric B. Sager Scholarships

Grant up to $1,700 from Investigative Reporters & Editors

Provides assistance to the NICAR Conference, March 3-6, 2022, the IRE Conference, June 23-26, 2022. Established through an estate gift by the late Eric B. Sager, an IRE member from West Virginia, who … Last updated September 29, 2022

| Applications open | Deadline: October 7, 2022 | Recurring

Diversity Fellowships

Fellowship up to $1,700 from Investigative Reporters & Editors

Provides assistance to the NICAR Conference, March 3-6, 2022 and to the IRE Conference, June 23-26, 2022. The Diversity Fellowships are funded by the Philip L. Graham Fund, the IRE … Last updated September 29, 2022

| Applications open | Deadline: October 7, 2022 | Recurring

Solutions Journalism 101 Webinar

Training from Solutions Journalism Network

This Solutions Journalism Network webinar will explore the ins and outs of solutions journalism, talk about why it’s important, explain key steps in reporting a solutions story, and share tips … Last updated September 27, 2022

| Applications open | Deadline: October 11, 2022

Level II Funding

Grant up to $100,000 from National Geographic Society

Level II Grants are extremely competitive and recipients receive funding up to $100,000. At this funding level, grantees will provide mentorship within the Explorer community, contribute their expertise, and participate … Last updated September 5, 2022

| Applications open | Deadline: October 12, 2022

Level I Funding

Grant up to $20,000 from National Geographic Society

Embark on a new era of exploration Who should apply If you have not yet received a grant from the National Geographic Society, are working to establish yourself further in … Last updated September 5, 2022

| Applications open | Deadline: October 12, 2022

Ottaway Fellowships

Fellowship up to $2,170 from Investigative Reporters & Editors

Provides assistance to attend the in-person Data Journalism Bootcamp taking place August 8-12,2022 in Columbia, Missouri. … Last updated September 29, 2022

| Applications open | Deadline: October 24, 2022 | Recurring

F.M. Kirby Grants

Grant from F.M. Kirby Foundation

The Foundation has no required application format, but believes that a solicitation includes: a report on the use of previous grants received from the F. M. Kirby Foundation (applicable to … Last updated June 3, 2022

| Applications open | Deadline: October 31, 2022 | Recurring

Student Innovation Fellowships

Fellowship from Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

A Mizzou journalism student placed with a news organization to work 30-40 hours per week in a summer innovation fellowship. These fellowships are being sponsored by RJI’s Palmer Innovation Endowment … Last updated September 5, 2022

| Applications open | Deadline: November 1, 2022

NMV’s Continuous Investment Cycle

Grant from New Media Ventures

New Media Ventures funds for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations building progressive power. NMV’s primary focus areas are media & narrative, organizing & advocacy, and elections & civic engagement. … Last updated August 30, 2022

| Applications open | Deadline: November 1, 2022 | Recurring

Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation Grants

Grant from Sisters of Mercy North Carolina

The Foundation provides grants to tax-exempt health care, educational and social service organizations which meet its criteria and effectively assist women, children, those who are elderly and those who are … Last updated September 5, 2022

| Applications open | Deadline: December 1, 2022 | Recurring

Knight Wallace Fellowship (non-U.S. citizens)

Fellowship from Wallace House at the University of Michigan

The Knight-Wallace Fellowships offer accomplished journalists a unique opportunity: study and collaborative learning at the University of Michigan to deepen knowledge, develop new ideas and address challenges facing the journalism … Last updated June 3, 2022

| Applications open | Deadline: December 1, 2022 | Recurring

FIJ Regular and Expedited Grants

Grant up to $10,000 from Fund for Investigative Journalism

FIJ provides three types of grants: Regular grants: FIJ reviews proposals three to four times a year for grants up to $10,000. Expedited grants: In rare cases, we provide expedited … Last updated September 24, 2022

| Applications open | Deadline: December 31, 2022 | Recurring

Ravitch Fiscal Reporting Program

Fellowship from Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism

The Ravitch Fiscal Reporting Program at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York  provides advanced training in state and local fiscal issues through … Last updated August 30, 2022

| Applications open | Deadline: December 31, 2022 | Recurring

Mebane Foundation Grants

Grant from Mebane Foundation

The Foundation asks that you first complete a phone interview with its president. At that time it will be able to let you know whether your proposal generally meets the Foundation’s objectives … Last updated July 30, 2022

| Applications open | Deadline: January 1, 2023 | Recurring

David Donald Fellowship for Data Journalism

Fellowship up to $2,700 from Investigative Reporters & Editors

Provides assistance to attend a virtual Data Journalism Bootcamp, the NICAR Conference, March 3-6, 2022 or an IRE Educator Bootcamp (March 14-18). The fund is named for the late David Donald, a … Last updated September 29, 2022

| Applications open | Deadline: January 9, 2023 | Recurring

Taylor/Blakeslee Graduate Fellowships

Fellowship from Council for the Advancement of Science Writing

The Council for the Advancement of Science Writing offers fellowships of $5,000 to working journalists and students of outstanding ability who have been accepted for enrollment in graduate-level programs in … Last updated May 22, 2022

| Applications open | Deadline: January 31, 2023 | Recurring

Spencer Education Fellowship

Fellowship from Columbia Journalism School

The Spencer Fellowship offers an extraordinary opportunity for journalists and educators in- and outside of the U.S. to spend an academic year at Columbia University researching and producing journalism about … Last updated May 22, 2022

| Applications open | Deadline: January 31, 2023 | Recurring

Knight Wallace Fellowship (U.S. citizens)

Fellowship from Wallace House at the University of Michigan

The Knight-Wallace Fellowships offer accomplished journalists a unique opportunity: study and collaborative learning at the University of Michigan to deepen knowledge, develop new ideas and address challenges facing the journalism … Last updated June 3, 2022

| Applications open | Deadline: February 1, 2023 | Recurring