DEADLINE: ROLLING ― In response to the devastating impact of the pandemic, the Rory Peck Trust has created a dedicated fund to provide practical and financial support to active freelance news journalists whose work and livelihoods have been directly affected by COVID-19.
Successful applicants will receive a single grant of between £200-£500 to contribute to subsistence (home/food) costs for them and their dependents.
Only professional freelance news journalist whose only source of income is from journalism are eligible for a grant from this COVID-19 Hardship Fund.
To be eligible for the COVID-19 Hardship Fund, applicants must satisfy all of the essential criteria and one or more of the application criteria, listed on the application page.
MORE OPPORTUNITIES FROM I-79 MEDIA
DEADLINE: SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, 2020 ― The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) is inviting Nigerian full-time and freelance journalists to submit their story pitches for consideration for funding as part of the organisation’s COVID-19 Reality Check Project supported by the MacArthur Foundation. APPLY HERE
DEADLINE: AUGUST 31, 2020 ― Applications are now open for the Alfred Friendly Press fellows worldwide. APPLY HERE
DEADLINE: AUGUST 31 ― Journalists and media scholars can now apply for the 2021 Open Society fellowships in investigative reporting. APPLY HERE
DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 ― ZAM, in conjunction with its partner network of African investigative journalists, is looking to dissect the kleptocracies in Part II of its Kleptocracy Project. APPLY HERE
DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 4, 2020 ― Ahead of the African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC), Wits Journalism, the Journalism Department of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg is offering grants to enable investigative journalism in Africa. APPLY HERE
DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 4, 2020 ― Young journalists from around the world can apply for the paid 3-month climate journalism mentorship programme organised by Climate Tracker. APPLY HERE
DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 ― The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), based in Geneva, is inviting interested photographers to submit their images on nature in support of the restoration of ecosystems. APPLY HERE
DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 ― The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers is calling for applications for its 2021-2022 International Fellowship. APPLY HERE
DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 ― Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University is dedicating its next round of Visiting Fellowships to journalism projects that address coronavirus pandemic and the movement for racial justice in the US. APPLY HERE
DEADLINE: OCTOBER 1, 2020 ― Scholars, practitioners, journalists and public intellectuals can now apply for the Wilson Center Fellowship. APPLY HERE
DEADLINE: OCTOBER 28, 2020 ― Journalists in Africa can apply for training and grants from the Thomson Reuters Foundation to investigate sports management in their countries or other African countries. APPLY HERE
DEADLINE: DECEMBER 31, 2020 ― The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is seeking proposals that develop innovative approaches to reporting on the novel coronavirus crisis using collaboration among journalists and newsrooms across state lines or national borders. APPLY HERE.
Dataphyte invites campus journalists interested in data journalism to register to become Dataphyte’s Campus Journalist Ambassador. APPLY HERE