32 exciting opportunities for journalists in 2024

32 exciting opportunities for journalists in 2024,

In this post, we have compiled 32 exciting opportunities for journalists in 2024. These media and journalism opportunities include training, grants, fellowships and awards.

In addition, we also curated a list of rolling opportunities and funding options for your next big story.

As you make plans for the new year, take time out to peruse this list for that opportunity that resonates with your niche and media career.

As you do so, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  1. Journalists can apply for UN’s polio press fellowshipDEADLINE: JANUARY 1, 2024 — The United Nations Foundation is accepting applications for its 2024 Polio Press Fellowship for Individual Reporting. APPLY HERE
  2. Journalists can apply for 2024 FASPE journalism programmeDEADLINE: JANUARY 2, 2024 — Journalism students and early-career journalists can apply for the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE). APPLY HERE
  3. Social media and communication officer needed at ICIRDEADLINE: JANUARY 4, 2024 — The International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR) seeks a talented and creative social media officer and content lead. APPLY HERE
  4. Global Fact Check Fund supports fact-checking initiatives worldwideDEADLINE: JANUARY 8, 2024 — The International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN), in partnership with Google and YouTube, is offering grants to support fact-checking initiatives worldwide and reduce the harm of misinformation through the Global Fact Check Fund. APPLY HERE
  5. Derek Ingram fellowship seeks applications from journalistsDEADLINE: JANUARY 10, 2024 — Established journalists from any Commonwealth country can apply for the Derek Ingram fellowship. APPLY HERE
  6. Erasmus Mundus Master’s in Journalism, Media and GlobalisationDEADLINE: JANUARY 10, 2024 — Applications are invited for the Mundus Journalism master’s degree. APPLY HERE
  7. World Press Photo Contest seeks entries from professional photographersDEADLINE: JANUARY 11, 2024 — Professional photographers in the field of photojournalism or documentary photography can submit entries to the 2024 World Press Photo Contest. APPLY HERE
  8. Knight Science Journalism fellowship seeks applicationsDEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2024 — Applications are currently open for the 2024-2025 Knight Science Journalism Fellowship. APPLY HERE
  9. ZEKE Award seeks entries from photographersDEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2024 — Photographers are invited to submit entries for the 2024 edition of the ZEKE Award for Systemic Change and for Documentary Photography. APPLY HERE
  10. NYU Global Journalist Fellowship seeks international journalistsDEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2024 — Journalists reporting and working internationally can apply for the Global Journalist Fellowship. APPLY HERE
  11. Solutions Journalism Network awards open for entriesDEADLINE: JANUARY 16, 2024 — Journalists working in any size newsroom, or who work independently, can submit entries for the Solutions Journalism Network Awards. APPLY HERE
  12. Sigma Awards for data journalism seeks entriesDEADLINE: JANUARY 17, 2024 — Data journalists can apply for the 2024 Sigma Awards, which celebrates the best data journalism from around the world. APPLY HERE
  13. Story grant and training programme for indigenous environmental journalistsDEADLINE: JANUARY 18, 2024 — Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is offering reporting grants and training programme to indigenous environmental journalists. APPLY HERE
  14. Senior news producer needed at the Associated PressDEADLINE: JANUARY 19, 2024 —The Associated Press seeks a video journalist and newsroom leader to work as a senior news producer in Dakar, Senegal or Rabat, Morocco. APPLY HERE
  15. Associated Press is hiring a journalist in AfricaDEADLINE: JANUARY 19, 2024 — The Associated Press wants to hire a talented journalist with a track record of breaking and anchoring major stories. APPLY HERE
  16. Mark of Excellence Awards recognise best in student journalismDEADLINE: JANUARY 22, 2024 — The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) seeks entries for the Mark of Excellence Awards, which honour the best in student journalism.­ APPLY HERE
  17. Journalists can apply for this science journalism programmeDEADLINE: JANUARY 25, 2024 — Professional science and health journalists, writers, editors, and producers with at least three years of experience can apply for a fellowship in the Logan Science Journalism Programme. APPLY HERE
  18. INMA Global Media Awards competition seeks entriesDEADLINE: JANUARY 26, 2024 — News media companies and entities affiliated with the news media industry can submit entries for the International News Media Association (INMA) Global Media Awards. APPLY HERE
  19. Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling seeks entriesDEADLINE: JANUARY 31, 2024 — The 2024 Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling invites applications from journalists in Africa. APPLY HERE
  20. TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting seeks nominationsDEADLINE: JANUARY 31, 2024 — The TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting recognises journalism that uncovers business-related bribery and financial crime. APPLY HERE
  21. Knight-Bagehot fellowship for business journalists seeks applicationsDEADLINE: JANUARY 31, 2024 — Business journalists who want to take their reporting further and gain the skills to tackle bigger, more important stories can apply for the 2024-25 cohort of the Knight-Bagehot fellowship. APPLY HERE
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. Contemporary African Photography prize seeks entriesDEADLINE: FEBRUARY 7, 2024 — Photographers can submit entries for the 2024 Contemporary African Photography (CAP) Prize. APPLY HERE
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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 immerse them in the governance, politics, business, media, journalistic ethics and culture of the United States. APPLY HERE
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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


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

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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



  1. Where to submit story pitches? No worries, we’ve got you! Check below for exciting offers.
  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
  5. 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