Applicants must include in their proposal letters of commitment from news outlets with significant reach to publish or broadcast their work, and we look favorably on applications for reporting that will appear in multiple outlets. There is no deadline for applications; grants are awarded on a rolling basis. Awards cover reporting costs and are based on reasonable, detailed budgets. Most awards for international travel are between $5,000 and $10,000, but may be more or less depending on circumstances. The Pulitzer Center expects news organizations to pay journalists for their work, though in exceptional cases, we may consider stipends to cover a reporter’s time. If you are applying on behalf of a newsroom, university, or similar, please note that the center does not allow overhead or indirect expenses in the budget.
The Pulitzer Center supports projects across all media platforms and encourage ambitious, prize-worthy proposals that combine print, photography, audio, and/or video for one or more news outlets. The most successful projects are those in which news outlets match our commitment by adding interactive or multimedia elements to enhance and showcase their original reporting.
Grants are open to reporters, photographers, radio/audio journalists, television/video journalists, and documentary filmmakers. The Pulitzer Center is committed to supporting journalists from diverse backgrounds and of all nationalities.
This is the “catch-all” grant, so there are no restrictions on topic or reporting location for these grants.