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In this post, we have been able to put together 11 media applications that are still open to receiving entries this March.

If you fall into the category of journalists and media practitioners looking for opportunities for their next big project, the list below is curated for you.

BE ON THE LOOKOUT! We also added seven other media opportunities closing in April that you can prepare your applications for. SEE THEM BELOW.

  1. Call for young journalists to cover the IACC 2024: DEADLINE: MARCH 6, 2024 — Transparency International seeks young journalists who are passionate about fighting corruption and investigating social issues related to transparency, integrity and exposing corruption. APPLY HERE
  2. Digital skills and fact-checking training for journalistsDEADLINE: MARCH 8, 2024 — Journalists in Nigeria, Ghana, and Liberia can apply for this digital skills and fact-checking training by Dubawa. APPLY HERE
  3. Grants available for NGOs working to advance democracyDEADLINE: MARCH 11, 2024 —Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) worldwide working to advance democracy can submit proposals to National Endowment for Democracy (NED). APPLY HERE
  4. 2024 U-Monitors programme opens for student journalistsDEADLINE: MARCH 23, 2024 — Applications are now open for the 2024 UDEME Monitors (U-Monitors) Programme, an initiative designed for student journalists focussing on uncovering and highlighting accountability and transparency issues within developmental projects. APPLY HERE
  5. Tiger Eye Foundation seeks investigative journalists in NigeriaDEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2024 — The Tiger Eye Foundation invites applications for the 2024 edition of its Nigeria Investigates workshop. APPLY HERE
  6. 2024 Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship seeks applicationsDEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2024 — The Reham Al-Farra (RAF) Memorial Journalists Fellowship programme invites applications from journalists from developing countries and countries with economies in transition. APPLY HERE
  7. BBC News Komla Dumor Award seeks applications from journalistsDEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2024 —Journalists from across Africa are invited to apply for the ninth edition of the BBC News Komla Dumor Award. APPLY HERE
  8. One World Media fellowship seeks applications from filmmakers, journalistsDEADLINE: MARCH 21, 2024 — Early to mid-career filmmakers and journalists from the global south, with creative and engaging non-fiction stories about the global south can apply for this One World Media fellowship. APPLY HERE
  9. Apply for AFYMP disability and inclusion reporting workshopDEADLINE: MARCH 23RD 2024 —  Interested journalists from newsrooms are now able to apply for the Disability and Inclusion Reporting Workshop organised by the African Foundation for Young Media Professionals (AFYMP). APPLY HERE
  10. American Geophysical Union seeks nominations for science journalism awardsDEADLINE: MARCH 27, 2024 — The American Geophysical Union (AGU) seeks journalists to submit nominations for its science journalism awards. APPLY HERE
  11. 2024 AKO Caine Prize for African Writing seeks fictional short storiesDEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2024 — The 2024 edition of the AKO Caine Prize for African Writing invites fictional short stories. APPLY HERE
  12. Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists seeks applications: DEADLINE: APRIL 5, 2024 — The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists invites print, television, radio or internet journalists to apply for its 2024 fellowship programme. APPLY HERE


  13. Communications Fellowship at the Club of Rome receiving applicationsDEADLINE: APRIL 5, 2024 — The Club of Rome is currently accepting applications for its six-month 2024 Communications Fellowship running from July 1, 2024 – January 31, 2025. APPLY HERE


  14. Scholarships available to attend HIV Research for Prevention ConferenceDEADLINE: APRIL 10, 2024 — Individuals aged at least 18 years old working, volunteering or studying in the area of HIV prevention, can apply for this scholarship. APPLY HERE


  15. National Geographic Society has grants for science, conservation, technology projectsDEADLINE: APRIL 11, 2024 — The National Geographic Society has grants for individuals working on projects in science, conservation, storytelling, education, and technology. APPLY HERE


  16. 2025 Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity programmeDEADLINE: APRIL 11, 2024 — The 2025 edition of the Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity programme is currently open for applications. APPLY HERE


  17. Sharon Begley Science Reporting Award seeks science journalistsDEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2024 —  The 2024 Sharon Begley Science Reporting Award is open to mid-career science journalists anywhere in the world. APPLY HERE


  18. #PreventEpidemicsNaija Journalism Awards now open for nominationsDEADLINE: MAY 23RD 2024 — The Nigeria Health Watch is now receiving applications for the 2023/2024 edition of the #PreventEpidemicsNaija Journalism Awards. APPLY HERE



Seeking funds for your next media projects? This Rolling Story Grants section is tailored for you.

  1. Vacancies at Prime Progress: Social media content creator, female journalist: Prime Progress, a solutions-focused journalism platform, has vacancies for a social media content creator and a female journalist. APPLY HERE
  2. Grants for underreported stories in Sub-Saharan AfricaDEADLINE: ROLLING — The Pulitzer Center is offering grants for underreported stories in Sub-Saharan Africa. Proposals should focus on issues such as water and sanitation, land degradation and coastal erosion, education, maternal health, and climate resilience. APPLY HERE
  3. Human rights defenders, journalists, others can apply for incident emergency fund: The Digital Defenders Partnership (DPP) is offering Incident Emergency Fund to human rights defenders, journalists, activists and organisations facing digital threats and attacks. APPLY HERE
  4. Fund for Investigative Journalism has grants for reportersThe Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) offers grants for reporters to produce high-quality, unbiased, nonpartisan investigative stories that have an impact. APPLY HERE
  5. Kekere Storytellers Fund seeks African storytellersDEADLINE: ROLLING — African storytellers passionate about changing the prevailing stereotypical narratives about Africa can apply for Africa No Filter’s Kekere Storytellers Fund. APPLY HERE
  6. Pulitzer Center has grants for data journalism projectsDEADLINE: ROLLING — The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is offering grants for innovative data-driven journalism projects that spotlight underreported issues. APPLY HERE
  7. MDIF Ventures wants to invest in growing media companies: The Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF) Ventures wants to invest in young and growing media companies with a positive social impact and potential to scale. APPLY HERE
  8. Women journalists can apply for IWMF Emergency Fund: Women journalists are invited to apply for the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) Emergency Fund. APPLY HERE
  9. Howard G. Buffett Fund for female journalistsDEADLINE: ROLLING — Female journalists around the world can apply for the Howard G. Buffett Fund offered through the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF). APPLY HERE
  10. Reporters Shield offers legal protection for investigative reporting: Reporters Shield is a membership programme that provides investigative reporting with protection from legal threats. APPLY HERE
  11. LNJAR offers legal support for journalists and newsrooms worldwide: The Legal Network for Journalists at Risk (LNJAR) provides legal support to journalists and independent media outlets around the world. APPLY HERE



Where to submit story pitches? No worries, we’ve got you! Check below for exciting offers.

  1. Submit investigative stories to Kara House: Kara House, a new media organisation, is currently accepting investigative stories that resonate with the society. APPLY HERE
  2. DiA and The Continent seek writers: Democracy in Africa and The Continent are looking for writers to contribute to a new series of pieces on the challenges faced by opposition parties and movements on the continent. APPLY HERE
  3. BBC Africa Eye seeks pitches for investigative story ideas: BBC Africa Eye is currently accepting pitches for investigative story ideas. BBC Africa Eye is an investigative documentary programme that makes films from across the continent. APPLY HERE
  4. Diaspora Africa seeks pitches on African migration: Diaspora Africa seeks pitches from journalists and writers interested in reporting on African migration issues. APPLY HERE
  5. The SolutionsPaper seeks stories related to religious and ethnic extremism:  The SolutionsPaper is looking for solutions-oriented pitches on stories related to religious and ethnic extremism. APPLY HERE
  6. Submit climate solutions pitches: The BBC Future Planet is looking for pitches on climate solutions for its Climate Guardians project. APPLY HERE
  7. Social Voices wants pitches on health technologies, health and development: Social Voices invites journalists to submit pitches on how initiatives that are tackling a health or development challenge. APPLY HERE
  8. Mongabay seeks stories about Africa: Mongabay invites proposals from journalists for conventional news stories, in-depth features, investigative reports, profiles, and case studies. APPLY HERE
  9. Rest of World seeks story pitches from Africa: Rest of World covers local stories with global relevance that explore the impact of technology on people and institutions outside the Western bubble. APPLY HERE
  10. Journalists can submit pitches on technology in Africa, others: Rest of World invites journalists to submit pitches about technology in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. APPLY HERE