24 media and journalism opportunities you should apply for in 2023

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As we say our byes to the year 2022, journalists and media practitioners are now looking for media and journalism opportunities they can apply for in 2023.

As usual, we have compiled a list of opportunities to look out for before their deadlines in the new year.

As you prepare your application drafts and documents, ensure you submit your applications in time so as to avoid the rush that comes just before the deadlines.


We wish you the very best in your applications.

See the opportunities below;

  1. #PreventEpidemicsNaija journalism awards open for nominationsDEADLINE: JANUARY 2, 2023 —The Nigeria Health Watch seeks nominations for the third edition of the #PreventEpidemicsNaija Journalism Awards. APPLY HERE
  2. Journalism fellowship examines professional ethicsDEADLINE: JANUARY 3, 2023 —Applications are invited for the 2023 Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE). APPLY HERE
  3. LEDE fellowship seeks solutions journalism proposals from journalists and content creatorsDEADLINE: JANUARY 4, 2023 — Journalists and content creators interested in solutions journalism and sharing their lessons with peers can apply for LEDE Fellowship. APPLY HERE
  4. Scholarships for journalists to cover biodiversity conferencesDEADLINE: JANUARY 6, 2022— The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is offering travel grants for journalists interested in covering biodiversity conferences in 2023. APPLY HERE
  5. Africa Check seeks editorial intern in LagosDEADLINE: JANUARY 9, 2023 — Africa Check seeks a recent journalism or communication graduate as an editorial intern in its Lagos office. APPLY HERE
  6. Mundus Journalism programme offers international students scholarshipDEADLINE: JANUARY 10, 2023 —Applications are invited for the Mundus Journalism programme. International applicants are eligible for scholarships. APPLY HERE
  7. 2023 World Press Photo Contest seeks entriesDEADLINE: JANUARY 10, 2023 — Professional photographers can submit entries to the 2023 annual World Press Photo Contest. APPLY HERE
  8. Vacancy for a reporter in AfricaDEADLINE: JANUARY 13, 2023 —Rest of World seeks a reporter with a sophisticated understanding of the effects of technology across Africa. APPLY HERE
  9. Apply for Knight science journalism fellowship programmeDEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2023 —Applications are open for the 2023–24  Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Programme at MIT. APPLY HERE
  10. Apply for online course on explanatory journalism: The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, with support from the Knight Foundation, has an online course on explanatory journalism. APPLY HERE
  11. Obama Foundation Scholars Programme seeks applicationsDEADLINE: JANUARY 19, 2023 — The Obama Foundation Scholars Programme at Columbia University seeks emerging leaders from the United States and around the world. APPLY HERE
  12. Sigma Awards celebrates data journalists ($5,000 cash prize)DEADLINE: JANUARY 19, 2023 — Data journalists from around the world can submit entries to win $5,000 cash prize at the 2023 Sigma Awards. APPLY HERE
  13. AKO Caine Prize for African WritingDEADLINE: JANUARY 26, 2023 —Publishers are encouraged to submit multiple fictional short stories for the AKO Caine Prize for African Writing. APPLY HERE
  14. Knight-Bagehot fellowship in economics and business journalism: DEADLINE: JANUARY 31, 2023 Applications are currently open to mid-career journalists for the Knight-Bagehot fellowship in economics and business journalism. APPLY HERE
  15. TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting focuses on commercial briberyDEADLINE: JANUARY 31, 2023 —The TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting recognises journalism that uncovers business-related bribery and financial crime. APPLY HERE
  16. Call for entries: Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African StorytellingDEADLINE: JANUARY 31, 2023 —The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), the ONE Campaign, and the Elliott seek entries for the Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling. APPLY HERE
  17. Livingston Awards offer up to $10,000 prizesDEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2023 —The Livingston Awards recognise outstanding journalists under the age of 35 in local, national and international reporting. APPLY HERE
  18. International prize for Contemporary African Photography seeks entriesDEADLINE: FEBRUARY 7, 2023 —The 2023 international prize for the Contemporary African Photography (CAP) is currently open for entries. APPLY HERE
  19. Conservation reporting fellowship for environmental journalistsDEADLINE: FEBRUARY 10, 2023— Aspiring and early-career environmental journalists can apply for Mongabay’s Y. Eva Tan Conservation Reporting Fellowship Programme. APPLY HERE
  20. Logan Science Journalism Programme opens for applicationsDEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2023 — The Logan Science Journalism Programme (SJP) is open to professional science journalists, writers, editors, producers and broadcast journalists. APPLY HERE
  21. Fellowships for 2023 Global Investigative Journalism ConferenceDEADLINE: FEBRUARY 28, 2023— Journalists in developing or transitioning countries are eligible for fellowships to attend the Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJC). APPLY HERE
  22. Apply for programme on business and economic journalismDEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2023 The Global Business Journalism programme is currently open for applications. The programme focuses on business and economic journalism. APPLY HERE
  23. Grants for media projects on democracyDEADLINE: MARCH 20, 2022 — The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is offering grants to civic organisations, associations, and independent media working for the goals of democracy. APPLY HERE
  24. 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