12 media & journalism opportunities to apply for in April

16 media and journalism opportunities closing in October, 18 media & journalism opportunities to apply for in September, 12 media & journalism opportunities to apply for in April, 14 media opportunities with deadlines in October, media opportunities this April, Nine media opportunities with deadlines in August

Are you interested in media & journalism opportunities to apply for in April? You can check the list below for media and journalism opportunities that resonate with your niche and media career.

These media and journalism opportunities include training, grants, fellowships and awards from which media professionals and journalists can benefit from.

It is pertinent to note that interested applicants for the media & journalism opportunities listed below must prepare their essays, proposals and other necessary details ahead in order to avoid late submissions.

  1. MTN Media Innovation Programme seeks applicationsDEADLINE: APRIL 4, 2023 — Journalists in the Nigerian space are invited to apply for this MTN Media Innovation Programme (MIP). APPLY HERE
  2. 2024 Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity ProgrammeDEADLINE: APRIL 10, 2023 — Early to mid-career professionals in health-related fields can apply for the Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity programme. APPLY HERE
  3. Grants for projects on science, conservation, othersDEADLINE: APRIL 12, 2023 Journalists and other professionals working on projects in science, conservation, storytelling, education, and technology can apply for grants at the National Geographic Society. APPLY HERE
  4. AFP is hiring a Correspondent in AbujaDEADLINE: APRIL 14, 2023 — Agence France-Presse (AFP), a leading global news agency, is hiring a correspondent in Abuja, Nigeria. APPLY HERE
  5. Training and networking workshop for journalists from AfricaDEADLINE: APRIL 16, 2023 —The taz Panter Foundation is offering a free training and networking workshop for journalists from Africa. APPLY HERE
  6. Filmmakers can apply for Sundance Institute Documentary FundDEADLINE: APRIL 17, 2023 — Filmmakers can apply for the 2023 Sundance Institute Documentary Film Programme (DFP) that prioritises support for independent nonfiction films. APPLY HERE
  7. 2024 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship for women journalistsDEADLINE: APRIL 23, 2023 — The 2024 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship invites women, nonbinary and gender non-conforming journalists working on human rights and social justice issues. APPLY HERE
  8. Apply for Dag Hammarskjöld Journalism FellowshipsDEADLINE: APRIL 24, 2023 — Mid-career journalists interested in international affairs can apply for the Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists. APPLY HERE
  9. Apply for Lorenzo Natali Media PrizeDEADLINE: APRIL 28, 2023 — Journalists can apply for the 2023 Lorenzo Natali Media Prize that celebrates excellence in journalism. APPLY HERE
  10. UN SDG Action Awards open for applicationsDEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2023 — Initiatives that bring positive change and transformative solutions to the most pressing challenges are invited to apply for the UN SDG Action Awards. APPLY HERE
  11. Sharon Begley Science Reporting Award opens to journalistsDEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2023—  The 2023 Sharon Begley Science Reporting Award is open to mid-career science journalists (staff and independent) anywhere in the world. APPLY HERE
  12. African Liberty Writing Fellowship seeks applicationsDEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2023African students and graduates can apply for the African Liberty Writing Fellowship programme slated for July 11, 2023, to July 11, 2024. APPLY HERE



Senior editor needed at Committee to Protect Journalists: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is currently hiring a Senior Editor who will be responsible for editing and publishing content on its website. APPLY HERE

Apply for ICFJ’s news business hub: Elevate, the International Center for Journalists’ (ICFJ) news business hub, is open to journalists running small- or medium-sized independent news outlets. APPLY HERE

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

Communications Intern needed at Africa No Filter: Africa No Filter is looking for a recent graduate to join its team as a Communications Intern. APPLY HERE

O’Shaughnessy Fellowships offer innovative creators up to $100,000DEADLINE: ROLLING — The O’Shaughnessy Fellowship is a one-year programme open to innovative creators around the world. APPLY HERE

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

Earth Island Journal seeks writing on environmental issuesDEADLINE: ROLLING —The Earth Island Journal seeks writers from around the world to submit pitches on environmental issues. APPLY HERE

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

Training on how to tell better stories about Africa: Thomson Foundation, in partnership with Africa No Filter, invites journalists to enroll for a course on how to tell better African stories. APPLY HERE

Free counselling session for journalists to address mental health: Journalists can apply for this free counselling session to address their mental health. APPLY HERE

Local news outlets can apply for financing from MDIF: Local news outlets across the globe can apply for financing from the Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF). APPLY HERE

Women journalists can submit pitches on environmental issues in Africa: The African Women in the Media (AWiM) seeks pitches on the gendered aspect of environmental issues in Africa. APPLY HERE

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



Allard Photography Competition opens for applicationsDEADLINE: MAY 1, 2023 —The bi-annual Allard Photography Competition, which recognises photographic excellence, seeks applications. APPLY HERE

News/Media Literacy Award for teachers and media organisationsDEADLINE: MAY 1, 2023 —The Global Youth & News Media is accepting nominations for the News/Media Literacy Award. Candidates can be anywhere in the world. APPLY HERE

SEJ offers award to environmental journalists: DEADLINE: MAY 1, 2023 — The Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) seeks submissions for its annual awards that recognise excellence in environmental reporting. APPLY HERE

U.S. Consulate offers $350,000 to NGOs in NigeriaDEADLINE: MAY 5, 2023 — The U.S. Consulate Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) is offering funding to registered non-governmental organisations in Nigeria. APPLY HERE

Apply for 2023 Kurt Schork Awards in international journalismDEADLINE: MAY 31, 2023 — The Kurt Schork Memorial Fund (KSMF) is accepting submissions for its 2023 Awards in International Journalism. APPLY HERE

Grants for investigative stories on corruptionDEADLINE: MAY 31, 2023 — The Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) offers grants for investigative stories that expose corruption, malfeasance, or misuse of power in the public and private sectors. APPLY HERE

DIG Awards for investigative stories in video and audio formats: DEADLINE: JUNE 15, 2023 — The DIG Awards which recognise the best investigative stories in video and audio formats are currently open for applications. APPLY HERE