19 media opportunities to apply for this February

19 media opportunities to apply for this February

Are you interested in media & journalism opportunities to apply for this February? You can check the list below for media and journalism opportunities (training, grants, fellowships and awards) that resonate with your niche and media career.

It is pertinent to note that interested applicants must prepare their essays, proposals and other necessary details ahead to avoid late submissions.

  1. Livingston Awards offer journalists up to $10,000 prizesFEBRUARY 1, 2024 —The Livingston Awards recognise outstanding journalists under the age of 35 in local, national and international reporting. APPLY HERE
  2. New Media Writing Prize opens for entriesDEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2024 — Entries are invited for the Chris Meade Memorial UK New Media Writing Prize (NMWP), an international event that encourages and promotes the best in new-media writing. APPLY HERE
  3. Science in Society Journalism Awards seek entries from science writersDEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2024 — The National Association of Science Writers (NASW) is accepting entries for the Science in Society Journalism Awards. APPLY HERE
  4. Multimedia training for freelance journalists at Daily Trust FoundationDEADLINE: FEBRUARY 2, 2024 — Daily Trust Foundation, through its Media Enterprise Lab Project, is organising multimedia training for freelance journalists. APPLY HERE
  5. Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellowships open for proposalsDEADLINE: FEBRUARY 4, 2024 — The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) seeks proposals from passionate individuals and forward-thinking organisations for its innovative fellowship programmes. APPLY HERE
  6. Contemporary African Photography Prize seeks entriesDEADLINE: FEBRUARY 7, 2024 — Photographers can submit entries for the 2024 Contemporary African Photography (CAP) Prize. APPLY HERE
  7. ICFJ’s Knight International Journalism Award seeks nominationsDEADLINE: FEBRUARY 8, 2024 — The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) seeks nominations for the 2024 ICFJ Knight International Journalism Award. APPLY HERE
  8. One World Media awards seek entries from journalistsDEADLINE: FEBRUARY 8, 2024 — Journalists and filmmakers can apply for the One World Media Awards for stories that break through stereotypes and connect people across cultures. APPLY HERE
  9. The Y. Eva Tan Conservation Reporting FellowshipDEADLINE: FEBRUARY 10, 2024 — The Y. Eva Tan Conservation Reporting Fellowship Programme seeks applications from aspiring, early-career environmental journalists. APPLY HERE
  10. 2024 Annual Science Immersion Workshop for JournalistsDEADLINE: FEBRUARY 12, 2024 — The 2024 edition of Metcalf Institute’s Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists (AWJ) is now open for applications. APPLY HERE
  11. Journalists can apply for World Press Institute fellowshipDEADLINE: FEBRUARY 14, 2024 — World Press Institute (WPI) seeks applications for its fellowship, which brings together 10 professional journalists from all over the world and immerses them in the governance, politics, business, media, journalistic ethics and culture of the United States. APPLY HERE
  12. UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom PrizeDEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2024 — UNESCO invites Member States to nominate candidates for the 2024 edition of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. APPLY HERE
  13. 2024 pan-African (Re)Insurance Journalism Awards seek entriesDEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2024 —  Journalists based in any African country can submit entries for the 9th edition of the pan-African (Re)Insurance Journalism Awards. APPLY HERE
  14. Chief Editor needed at African Women in MediaDEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2024 — African Women in Media (AWiM) seeks applications for the role of Chief Editor. APPLY HERE
  15. Reuters Institute’s journalist fellowship seeks applicationsDEADLINE: FEBRUARY 19, 2024 — Applications are open for the 2024/2025 cohorts of the Journalist Fellowship Programme at the Reuters Institute. APPLY HERE
  16. Report for the World seeks to partner with newsroomsDEADLINE: FEBRUARY 20, 2024 — Report for the World wants independent news organisations to join its growing network of host newsroom partners. APPLY HERE
  17. Dart Centre Ochberg fellowship covers reporting on violence, conflict and tragedyDEADLINE: FEBRUARY 21, 2024 — Senior and mid-career journalists can apply for the Dart Centre Ochberg Fellowship to improve their reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy. APPLY HERE
  18. Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award seeks proposalsDEADLINE: FEBRUARY 22, 2024 — The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University invites applications for the Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award. APPLY HERE
  19. Apply for DW Akademie’s international media studies programmeDEADLINE: FEBRUARY 29, 2024— Applications are open for the fall intake of the Deutsche Welle (DW) Akademie’s International Media Studies (IMS) Master’s Degree. APPLY HERE



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

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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. DiA and The Continent seek writers: Democracy in Africa and The Continent seek writers to contribute to a new series of pieces on the challenges faced by opposition parties and movements on the continent. APPLY HERE
  2. 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
  3. Diaspora Africa seeks pitches on African migration: Diaspora Africa seeks pitches from journalists and writers interested in reporting on African migration issues. APPLY HERE
  4. 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
  5. Submit climate solutions pitches: The BBC Future Planet is looking for pitches on climate solutions for its Climate Guardians project. APPLY HERE
  6. Social Voices wants pitches on health technologies, health and development: Social Voices invites journalists to submit pitches on how initiatives are tackling a health or development challenge. APPLY HERE
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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



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. Apply for the Global Business Journalism programmeDEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2024 — The Global Business Journalism (GBJ) programme at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China seeks applications for the 2024-2025 academic year. APPLY HERE
  2. IWMF’s Courage in Journalism Awards seek third-party nominationsDEADLINE: MARCH 3, 2024 — The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) invites third-party nominations for the 2024 Courage in Journalism Awards. APPLY HERE
  3. 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