Opportunities for African journalists in October and November

Have a look at this list of fellowships, grants, awards and other opportunities with fast-approaching October and November deadlines

JAMLAB Contributor
Oct 1 · 2 min read
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Grants for Investigative Reporting on Environmental Crime in East Africa

Internews’ Earth Journalism Network is offering journalists from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda reporting grants of up to $2,000 to produce investigative stories that dig deep into the illegal wildlife trade and environmental crime in East Africa and beyond.

Deadline | 19 October 2020, 05:00 PM, EAT

Biodiversity Media Grants 2020

As a part of the Earth Journalism Network’s Biodiversity Media Initiative project, Internews is pleased to announce a new round of grant opportunities for journalist networks, media organisations, civil society organisations or academic institutions that are working to improve media coverage of biodiversity and conservation issues in countries where information is most under threat and most urgently needed.

Chevening Scholarships

Do you have an undergraduate degree and you want to have your masters in the UK, here is a great opportunity to study in the UK. Chevening Scholarships enables outstanding emerging leaders from all over the world to pursue a fully funded (flights, accommodation, and course fees are all included), one-year master’s degrees in the UK. Whilst there is no ‘typical’ Chevening Scholar, the organisation is looking for the kind of people who have the passion, ideas, and influence to provide the solutions and leadership needed to create a better future.

Deadline | 3 November 2020 at 12:00 GMT (midday)

Membership Puzzle Project’s Membership in News Fund

The Membership in News Fund is looking to support membership development projects in newsrooms in Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Asia. The Membership in News Fund provides financial and venture support to help news organizations build strong and flexible relationships with their audience members that can drive greater sustainability and impact — and help expand the journalism field’s understanding of what works. The 2020 fund totals $400,000 and will give a maximum award of $40,000 per proposal. Applicants will be asked to propose a grant amount that is commensurate with the cost of implementing their proposal.

Deadline | 6 November 2020, 05:00 PM ET

Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship in Journalism Innovation

Journalists worldwide are invited to apply for the Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship in Journalism Innovation. Proposals may deal with any issue relating to journalism’s digital transformation. Deadline is December 1. Find out more here:

Deadline | December 1

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