18 journalism opportunities closing this April

18 journalism opportunities closing this April

Are you interested in media and journalism opportunities this 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 which media professionals and journalists can benefit from.

  1. Dataphyte offers gender mainstreaming fellowship to broadcast journalistsDEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2024 — The Interactive Initiative for Social Impact (Dataphyte) invites pitches from broadcast journalists in South-East and South-South Nigeria for its Gender Mainstreaming Fellowship. APPLY HERE
  2. Journalism for Liberty Fellowship seeks mid-career journalists, writersDEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2024 — Journalism for Liberty Fellowship seeks mid-career journalists and writers with an interest in the ideas of individual freedom, free market and limited government. APPLY HERE
  3. Apply for Global Press Reporting Certificate in Narrative Change TechniquesDEADLINE: APRIL 4, 2024 — The Global Press Journal wants women and non-binary applicants from across Africa to participate in its English-language reporting certificate programme. APPLY HERE
  4. MTN Media Innovation Programme opens for applicationsDEADLINE: APRIL 5, 2024 — The 2024 edition of the MTN Media Innovation Programme (MIP) is currently open to applications. APPLY HERE
  5. Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists seeks applicationsDEADLINE: 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
  6. 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
  7. Apply for One Young World Journalist of the Year Award: DEADLINE: APRIL 7, 2024 — The 2024 One Young World Journalist of the Year Award is open for applications and nominations. APPLY HERE
  8. Journalists can apply for Lighthouse Reports Fellowship: DEADLINE: APRIL 8, 2024 — Journalists with less than five years of professional experience can apply for the 2024 Lighthouse Reports Fellowship Programme. APPLY HERE
  9. Biodiversity media grants available at Earth Journalism NetworkDEADLINE: APRIL 9, 2024 — Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is offering biodiversity media grants to strengthen media reporting on biodiversity issues. APPLY HERE
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Copy Editor needed at Code for AfricaDEADLINE: APRIL 12, 2024 — Code for Africa (CfA) has an immediate remote vacancy for a talented and experienced English-language Copy Editor. APPLY HERE
  14. Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship invites applications from women journalistsDEADLINE: APRIL 21, 2024 — Women, nonbinary and gender non-conforming journalists working on human rights and social justice issues can apply for the 2025 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship. APPLY HERE
  15. 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
  16. British Council offers International Collaboration Grants to artists and arts organisationsDEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2024 — British Council’s International Collaboration Grants provide funding to enable organisations to make and develop creative artwork with their international peers. APPLY HERE
  17. African Liberty Writing Fellowship seeks applicationsDEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2024 — Applications are currently invited for the 2024/2025 cohort of the annual African Liberty Writing Fellowship. APPLY HERE
  18. Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship seeks mid-career professionals: Mid-career professionals can apply for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Programme to enhance their leadership skills. APPLY HERE



Looking to spice up the new year with brand new goals and ambitions? You can select from the list of applications closing in 2024.

  1. #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
  2. Kurt Schork Awards in international journalism opens for submissionsDEADLINE: MAY 31, 2024 — Freelance journalists, local reporters and news fixers from around the world can submit entries for the 23rd annual Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism. APPLY HERE
  3. DIG Awards for investigative stories seek submissionsDEADLINE: JUNE 2024 — Reporters who use video and audio to investigate current social, economic, technological, environmental and political issues can apply for DIG awards. APPLY HERE
  4. Apply for Tejumola Olaniyan Creative Writers-in-Residence FellowshipDEADLINE: JUNE 1, 2024 — Africa Institute wants creative writers to apply for the 2024 Tejumola Olaniyan Creative Writers-in-Residence Fellowship. APPLY HERE



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

  1. WikkiTimes offers internship programme to undergraduate and graduate students: WikkiTimes is offering an internship programme to undergraduate and graduate students passionate about investigative journalism, data analysis, and fact-checking. APPLY HERE
  2. Applications open for Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women JournalistsDEADLINE: ROLLING — The  International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) invites women journalists to apply for the Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists (FWJ). APPLY HERE
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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. Mongabay Africa seeks pitches on climate change and land degradation: Mongabay Africa is offering paid reporting opportunities on stories focused on climate change and land degradation. APPLY HERE
  2. Submit investigative stories to Kara House: Kara House, a new media organisation, is currently accepting investigative stories that resonate with the society. APPLY HERE
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Diaspora Africa seeks pitches on African migration: Diaspora Africa seeks pitches from journalists and writers interested in reporting on African migration issues. APPLY HERE
  6. 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
  7. Submit climate solutions pitches: The BBC Future Planet is looking for pitches on climate solutions for its Climate Guardians project. APPLY HERE
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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