7 media & journalism opportunities to apply for in May 2024

media & journalism opportunities to apply for in May 2023

Are you interested in media & journalism opportunities to apply for in May 2024? 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.

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

  1. StoryMi Documentary Film Fellowship seeks Nigerian documentary filmmakers: DEADLINE: MAY 3, 2024 — StoryMi Documentary Film Fellowship seeks applications from passionate Nigerian documentary filmmakers. APPLY HERE
  2. EJN has grants for stories on biodiversity: DEADLINE: MAY 5, 2024 — The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) has reporting grants for stories on previously untold threats to global biodiversity or new conservation-based solutions. APPLY HERE
  3. CJID seeks delegates for journalism, digital tech, and AI dialogue: DEADLINE: MAY 6, 2024 — Journalists interested in digital technology and artificial intelligence can attend this dialogue on the intersection of journalism, digital technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI). APPLY HERE
  4. Women Photograph offers $5,000 grants: DEADLINE: MAY 15, 2024 — Women & nonbinary photographers can apply for grants at Women Photograph. APPLY HERE
  5. #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
  6. Ocean Reporting Fellowships seek proposals from journalistsDEADLINE: MAY 26, 2024 — The Pulitzer Center is accepting applications for the 2024-2025 Ocean Reporting Fellowships. APPLY HERE
  7. 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



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

  1. Thomson Reuters Foundation is hiring an editor: Thomson Reuters Foundation seeks an experienced, multi-skilled and multimedia-savvy EMEA Editor to lead its coverage in Europe, Middle East and Africa for its award-winning digital news platform, Context. APPLY HERE
  2. Staff writer needed at MongabayDEADLINE: ROLLING — Mongabay is hiring a Staff Writer for West and Central Africa. APPLY HERE
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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. CJID’s project for campus journalists seeks pitchesDEADLINE: ROLLING — Campus journalists across West Africa can submit pitches for the Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID)’s Next Gen/Campus Reporter project. APPLY HERE
  2. 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
  3. Submit investigative stories to Kara House: Kara House, a new media organisation, is currently accepting investigative stories that resonate with the society. APPLY HERE
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Diaspora Africa seeks pitches on African migration: Diaspora Africa seeks pitches from journalists and writers interested in reporting on African migration issues. APPLY HERE
  7. 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
  8. Submit climate solutions pitches: The BBC Future Planet is looking for pitches on climate solutions for its Climate Guardians project. APPLY HERE
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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. 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
  2. Biophilia Award in environmental communication: DEADLINE: JUNE 10, 2024 — The Biophilia Award for Environmental Communication recognises contributions to the understanding and preservation of life in all its forms. APPLY HERE
  3. 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
  4. NED offers grants to NGOs working to advance democracy: DEADLINE: JUNE 3, 2024 —Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) around the world advancing democracy through their work can submit proposals to National Endowment for Democracy (NED). APPLY HERE
  5. Bayeux Calvados-Normandie prize seeks entries from war correspondentsDEADLINE: JUNE 6, 2024 — The Bayeux Calvados-Normandie War Correspondents Prize is currently accepting applications. APPLY HERE
  6. Cambridge Social Data School is open for applications: DEADLINE: JUNE 16, 2024 — Cambridge Digital Humanities is accepting applications for the Cambridge Social Data School scheduled to hold from September 9-13, 2024. APPLY HERE
  7. INMA’s 30 Under 30 Awards for young professionals in news media: DEADLINE: JUNE 28, 2024 — The International News Media Association (INMA) seeks nominations for its 30 Under 30 Awards for young professionals in the news media industry. APPLY HERE