Opportunities

Opportunities may be grants, stipends, fellowships, free or subsidized training, or in-kind services in support of local journalism efforts. View opportunities with applications open now | View opportunities with applications accepted on a rolling basis

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

Eric B. Sager Scholarships

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

Established through an estate gift by the late Eric B. Sager, an IRE member from West Virginia, who worked mainly in trade publications. … Last updated January 28, 2023

| Applications open | Deadline: April 3, 2023 | Recurring

David Dietz Fellowship

Fellowship up to $1,738 from Investigative Reporters & Editors

Established in 2011 for the late David Dietz, an award-winning journalist and a past president of IRE. The fellowship supports early career journalists who have a demonstrated interest in financial investigative … Last updated January 28, 2023

| Applications open | Deadline: April 3, 2023

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 January 28, 2023

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

Chicago Headline Club Grants for Media Organizations

Grant up to $5,000 from Chicago Headline Club Foundation

The Chicago Headline Club Foundation annually awards two grants to fund internships at non-for-profit print, broadcast or online media organizations in the Chicago area. Applications are assessed by a committee … Last updated January 26, 2023

| Applications open | Deadline: February 28, 2023 | Recurring

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

Grant Opportunities

Grant, Rolling from The Joyce Foundation

The Joyce Foundation accepts grant inquiries online throughout the year. Proposals are considered at meetings of the Foundation’s Board of Directors in April, July, and December. Applicants are strongly encouraged to … Last updated January 26, 2023

| Applications open | Deadline: April 5, 2023 | Recurring

Field Foundation Winter Cycle

Grant up to $15,000 from Field Foundation of Illinois

The Field Foundation seeks to change how news production and storytelling reflect Chicago and create a more equitable, connected and inclusive local media ecosystem in which the stories of all … Last updated January 26, 2023

| Recurring

Light Work Grants in Photography

Grant up to $3 from Light Work

Light Work is pleased to announce the 2021 Light Work Grants in Photography competition. Light Work began offering grants to CNY artists in 1975 to encourage the production of new … Last updated January 24, 2023

| Applications open | Deadline: April 1, 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

Diversity and Inclusion in journalism grants

Grant up to $30 from Scripps Howard Foundation

The Scripps Howard Fund is seeking innovative ideas to get post-secondary students from diverse backgrounds invested in journalism and foster environments where all journalism students can actively participate and feel … Last updated January 24, 2023

| Applications open | Deadline: April 30, 2023

Scripps Multi-year grant 

Grant up to $300 from Scripps Howard Foundation

The Fund is now accepting proposals from universities or nonprofit organizations to create a program to teach college students open-source investigative journalism, a way to use publicly available information to investigate. … Last updated January 24, 2023

| Applications open | Deadline: April 1, 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 January 24, 2023

| Applications open | Deadline: March 15, 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

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

O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism

Fellowship up to $70,000 from Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University

In a world where the powerless are often overlooked, the O’Brien Fellowship aims to fight back. It gives reporters the tools they need to document inequity and give voice to … Last updated January 14, 2023

| Recurring

The KSJ Fellowship Program

Fellowship from The Knight Science Journalism Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Every year, the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT offers academic-year fellowships to 10 science journalists, to give them an opportunity to explore science, technology, and the craft of journalism; … Last updated January 14, 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

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

Bridging Divides & Strengthening Democracy Field Test Grants

Grant up to $50,000 from Stanford University Strengthening Democracy Challenge

Grants of up to $50,000 will be allocated on a competitive basis to new or existing teams of practitioners and researchers. Ideal proposals will consist of field experiments (randomized controlled … Last updated December 27, 2022

| Applications open | Deadline: March 1, 2023