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

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

Nieman Fellowship (non-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

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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 October 10, 2022

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

Journalism and Communications Summer Programs

Internship from The Fund for American Studies

The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) hosts Washington, DC-based and virtual Academic Internship Programs for undergraduate students each summer, fall and spring. TFAS programs include academic credit from George Mason … Last updated October 10, 2022

| Applications open | Deadline: March 14, 2023 | Recurring

Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award for a young science journalist

Award up to $1,000 from Council for the Advancement of Science Writing

The award is intended to encourage young science writers by recognizing outstanding reporting and writing in any field of science. The 2022 winner will receive $1,000. The award is given … Last updated October 7, 2022

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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 October 7, 2022

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NM Local News Matching Campaign

Grant up to $4,000 from New Mexico Local News Fund

The New Mexico Local News Fund will be running its second donation-matching campaign in the month of December 2022 to help promote the idea that local news is vital in … Last updated September 30, 2022

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 September 30, 2022

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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 September 29, 2022

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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

Brechner Reporting Fellowship

up to $2,500 from Joseph L. Brechner Center for Freedom of Information

The Brechner Reporting Fellowship provides opportunities for professional journalists affected by economic distress to earn a $2,500 stipend to produce research papers about contemporary legal issues involved in the gathering … Last updated September 27, 2022

COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists

Grant up to $8,000 from National Geographic Society

As COVID-19 continues to evolve and impact communities around the globe, the National Geographic Society is launching an emergency fund for journalists all over the world who wish to cover … Last updated September 27, 2022

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AHCJ- National Cancer Reporting Fellowship

Fellowship from Association of Health Care Journalists

AHCJ will select journalists for three days of training Nov. 14-16, 2022, with experts from the National Institutes of Health to increase participants’ understanding of and ability to report accurately on … Last updated September 27, 2022

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

Your Work/Environment

Grant, Rolling from Pulitzer Center

The Pulitzer Center, a nonprofit organization that supports independent global journalism, is now accepting applications for a new reporting initiative focused on climate change and its effects on workers and … Last updated September 24, 2022

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