Focus: Access to Information, Transparency, Story Amplification, Audience Engagement, Countering Disinformation, Digital Security
Grants of up to $10,000 each are available for projects to elevate reliable coverage such as data visualizations, digital security tools, platforms to share stories more widely, databases of public information, or other innovative ideas.
Applicants should explain what needs the project would meet, its target users, who would produce it, and how it would be implemented and made available publicly.
These tools can be published in any language. Exiled media technologists, especially Russians and Ukrainians, are strongly encouraged to apply.
- You must be a working journalist or media technologist either in a full-time or freelance capacity, with a demonstrated portfolio of work.
- You must be a member of ICFJ’s Network (i.e. an alumni of ICFJ’s programs, an ICFJ award winner, a member of the ICFJ Pamela Howard Forum on Global Crisis Reporting, etc.).
- Eligible Nationalities and/or Citizens in Eligible Regions (including Exiled Media): Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Baltics, Russia, Central Asia, and the Caucasus.