Elevate, the International Center for Journalists’ (ICFJ) news business hub, is open to journalists running small- or medium-sized independent news outlets.
Selected organisations will have the opportunity to build stronger and more viable organisations through this ICFJ’s news business hub.
The 2023 programme kicks off with Pre-Elevate, a series of media entrepreneurship courses held online in March, which is open to all.
After the online courses, media executives from anywhere in the world can apply to take part in the second Elevate cohort. They will receive intensive training, as well as be eligible for tailored mentorship and funding to tackle their major business challenges.
Up to 30 select organisations will receive training and collective mentorship over a period of four months. Afterwards, ten out of them will receive individual mentorship for three months.
After the first month of mentorship, each participant can apply for up to US $10,000 grant to develop business solutions.
MEDIA AND JOURNALISM OPPORTUNITIES FROM I-79 MEDIA
DEADLINE: ROLLING — The O’Shaughnessy Fellowship is a one-year programme open to innovative creators around the world. APPLY HERE
DEADLINE: ROLLING — The Pulitzer Centre is offering grants for in-depth and investigative stories related to science misinformation, science denial, and the spread of pseudoscience. APPLY HERE
DEADLINE: 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
DEADLINE: ROLLING —The Pulitzer Center’s global reporting grants support in-depth, high-impact reporting on critical issues that are often overlooked in the media, from global health to climate change. APPLY HERE
DEADLINE: ROLLING —The RCDIJ Africa Fund is currently open for applications from journalists across Africa. APPLY HERE
DEADLINE: ROLLING — Mongabay seeks story pitches from journalists interested in writing about carbon credits, offsets or markets. APPLY HERE
DEADLINE: ROLLING — Unbias the News is accepting pitches on underreported stories with global relevance. APPLY HERE
DEADLINE: MARCH 24, 2023 — Journalists and staff at NGOs can submit investigative projects on violation of people’s and environmental rights. APPLY HERE
DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2023— The Maynard Institute is accepting applications for the Maynard 200 Fellowship, which provides advanced training and mentorship to mid-career journalists of colour. APPLY HERE
DEADLINE: APRIL 10, 2023 — Early to mid-career professionals in health-related fields can apply for the Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity programme. APPLY HERE
DEADLINE: 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
DEADLINE: MAY 1, 2023 — The Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) seeks submissions for its annual awards that recognise excellence in environmental reporting. APPLY HERE