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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 | View opportunities accepting applications on a rolling basis

Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism

Fellowship up to $60,000 from Columbia Journalism School

The Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism offers qualified journalists the opportunity to enhance their understanding and knowledge of business, economics, finance and technology, as well as gain a … Last updated December 19, 2022

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

Soros Justice Media Fellowships

Fellowship up to $85,000 from Open Society Foundations

The Soros Justice Media Fellowships support writers, print and broadcast journalists, artists, filmmakers, and other individuals with distinctive voices proposing to complete media projects that engage and inform, spur debate … Last updated November 26, 2022

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

RIAS Media Awards

Award up to $12,000 from RIAS Berlin Commission

The RIAS Media Prize is intended to help strengthen the diversityof transatlantic dialogue and to deepen interest in GermanAmerican relations. Germany and the USA are each facing newdirections in many … Last updated November 26, 2022

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

Nieman Fellowship (U.S. citizens)

Fellowship from The Nieman Foundation

A Nieman Fellowship is an extraordinary, transformative learning opportunity open to journalists working in all media in every country around the world. Those selected for the program spend two full … Last updated October 10, 2022

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

Bloomberg-UNC-Berkeley Business Journalism Diversity Program

Training from UC Berkeley School of Journalism

The Bloomberg Business Journalism Diversity Program is a partnership with the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media and the Graduate School of Journalism at UC, Berkeley that welcomes students who are interested … Last updated January 24, 2023

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

Berlin Program for Students of Journalism and International Affairs

Fellowship from RIAS Berlin Commission

US university students are invited to apply for a three-week intensive study program on journalism in Germany. Funded largely by a grant from the German government and organized by the RIAS … Last updated January 14, 2023

| Applications open | Deadline: February 1, 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 December 19, 2022

| Applications open | Deadline: February 1, 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

Residential Fellowship

Fellowship from Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

Residential fellowships are designed for individuals who want to collaborate with RJI staff, students and faculty on-site at our institute in Columbia, Missouri. Residential fellows spend eight months on campus … Last updated October 30, 2022

| Applications open | Deadline: February 3, 2023

Nonresidential Fellowship

Fellowship up to $20,000 from Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

Nonresidential fellowships can tackle something you are interested in pursuing on your own or something that could benefit a current employer. You do not need to live in Columbia but … Last updated October 30, 2022

| Applications open | Deadline: February 3, 2023

Institutional Fellowship

Fellowship from Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

Institutional fellowships are designed to unlock some of the thoughtful, meaningful ideas in your newsroom or company that for various reasons haven’t been able to be explored yet. RJI will … Last updated October 30, 2022

| Applications open | Deadline: February 3, 2023

Free Power Shift Project Webinar: Inclusive Leadership

Training from The Freedom Forum Institute

Join the Power Shift Project’s Jill Geisler for a free webinar that examines eight things inclusive leaders do — not just in theory, but in practice. Inclusive leaders advance the success and … Last updated December 19, 2022

| Applications open | Deadline: February 7, 2023

2023 Philadelphia Media Founders Exchange

Grant, Training from The Lenfest Institute

Applications are now open for the 2023 Philadelphia Media Founders Exchange, a community-grounded accelerator program supporting BIPOC media and news entrepreneurs through training, one-on-one coaching, and grantmaking.  The Philadelphia Media Founders … Last updated January 28, 2023

| Applications open | Deadline: February 9, 2023

The Alexia Grants

Grant up to $20,000 from The Alexia Foundation

The Alexia awards grants to student and professional visual journalists to help them produce projects that inspire change by addressing topics that are socially significant. See rules below for details … Last updated January 26, 2023

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

One World Media Awards

Award from One World Media Trust

Across 15 categories, the awards celebrate and recognize the best media coverage of the global south; stories that break through stereotypes, change the narrative and connect people across cultures. The … Last updated December 27, 2022

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

Inasmuch Foundation Grants

Grant from Inasmuch Foundation

Inasmuch Foundation administers an open request cycle each spring and fall for all focus areas: Journalism, Education, Human Services and Community. The foundation’s summer cycle is invitation only. The foundation … Last updated December 19, 2022

| Applications open | Deadline: February 15, 2023 | Recurring

American Journalist Project Local News Incubator

Grant from American Journalism Project

Individuals and small teams with ideas for new local news organizations can apply for this 18-month incubator, which will provide both startup capital and expert counsel. For this cohort, the … Last updated December 18, 2022

| Applications open | Deadline: February 15, 2023

Economic mobility focused on needs of individuals and families

Grant from Bank of America

Coronavirus has had a significant impact on all populations and a disproportionate impact on vulnerable populations who have experienced increased unemployment and higher levels of infection. As we emerge from … Last updated December 15, 2022

| Applications open | Deadline: February 17, 2023 | Recurring

Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute The Reporting Award

Award up to $12,500 from Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute New York University

Launched in 2010, The Reporting Award award provides up to $12,500 for a significant work of journalism, in any medium, on an under-reported subject in the public interest. In establishing … Last updated January 24, 2023

| Applications open | Deadline: February 21, 2023 | Recurring

Inge Morath Award

Grant up to $7 from Magnum Foundation

The Inge Morath Award is given annually, by the members of Magnum Photos, to a woman photographer under 30 years of age to support the completion of a long-term documentary … Last updated January 24, 2023

| Applications open | Deadline: February 22, 2023 | Recurring