Opportunities for WanaData Members in August
Here is a list of grants, fellowships, awards and other opportunities for WanaData members:
United Nations Foundation launches press fellowship [Worldwide]
Journalists interested in covering climate change, sustainable development, biological science and environmental issues can apply for a fellowship.
The United Nations Foundation is organizing the Thomas Lovejoy Memorial Press Fellowship. The program will bring a group of ten journalists to the heart of the Amazon to explore issues of biodiversity, deforestation and sustainable development.
The trip will take place the week of October 17. Participating journalists will be expected to publish between two to four stories on the topics covered within six months of the fellowship’s conclusion.
For more details see here: https://unfoundation.org/media/un-foundation-launches-thomas-lovejoy-memorial-press-fellowship/
Deadline | August 5
Oxo Podfest offers podcast training course [West Africa]
Podcast enthusiasts in three countries: Benin, Senegal, and Ivory Coast can apply for a training podcast course which will be hosted by Oxo Podfest, which is the first edition of the Francophone festival of the African podcast.
Deadline | August 6
Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability [Worldwide]
Journalists from print, broadcast and online outlets can submit their stories to this contest.
The Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability is a national journalism contest devoted exclusively to disability coverage.
The contest features the Large Media Market Awards and the Small Media Market Awards. Winners receive US$2,500 for first place, US$1,000 for second place and US$500 for third place.
For details see here: https://ncdj.org/contest/
Deadline | August 7
Uganda Press Photo Award 2022
The Uganda Press Photo Award (UPPA), recognises the best in photography and photojournalism within the country. The award invites Ugandan photographers to submit a body of work responding to the theme of New Realities.
Images submitted may be in any style and on any topic, so long as they relate clearly to the theme and have been made in the last year, between August 2021 and the deadline.
For details see here: https://visura.co/open-calls/submit/130#Readon
Deadline | August 7
Experienced sub-editor needed at The Africa Report
The Africa Report, a leading pan-African media organisation, is looking for an experienced sub-editor to join our growing editorial team.
For details see here: https://www.theafricareport.com/219447/we-are-hiring-an-experienced-sub-editor-wanted/
Deadline | August 10
Inclusive economies correspondent needed at Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters is looking to engage a talented journalist in Nigeria to join its award-winning news team as an Inclusive Economies Correspondent based in Lagos, Nigeria.
The reporter will report issues ranging from socio-economic inclusion, sustainable business, ‘Just Transition’, race/gender / sexual orientation-based discrimination and its impact on economies, informal economies, new economic / business models and similarly related topics.
The candidate must know how to write for digital audiences, always think of multimedia possibilities for stories, and come to the table with innovative ideas for storytelling.
Deadline | August 10
2022 Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award
Now in its 10th year, the Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award in partnership with the UK Foreign Press Association (FPA) is open to journalists aged 30 or under from countries with a Gross National Income (GNI) per capita of less than $20,000.
Those who meet the criteria are welcome to submit a portfolio of three published pieces of work produced in the 12 months preceding the deadline for submissions. They can be in any medium — print, audio, video or multimedia.
Deadline | August 12
Young Africans Storytelling Competition
To hold space for different narratives and amplify the critical voices across the continent of the Africa Region, the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF), in collaboration with the Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL), is hosting the youth storytelling contest “The Stories of Africa”.
African storytellers aged between 18 and 35 are encouraged to apply.
For details see here: https://cmedia089988.typeform.com/to/SSl8mRbl?typeform-source=www.google.com
Deadline | August 14
Sir Harry Evans Global Fellowship [Worldwide]
The Fellowship provides an unrivalled opportunity for an exceptional early career journalist: a six to nine-month Fellowship with Durham University which will include undertaking an investigative project from inside the Reuters newsroom in London, mentored by top Reuters editors in the field while being overseen by Durham University and having access to University academics and research resources.
This Fellowship is designed to give the applicant the chance to develop rigorous, fact-based research and reporting skills.
For details see here: https://www.durham.ac.uk/sir-harry-evans-memorial-fund/global-fellowship/?s=09
Deadline | August 15
Covering Rare Diseases: Journalism Fellowship & Global Reporting Grants
The National Press Foundation is offering an online conference for journalists who wish to cover rare diseases from October 17–19, 2022. The programme is free, on the record, and open to journalists from around the world.
The programme will consist of online briefings and question-and-answer sessions from top world experts in rare diseases, diagnostics, targeted testing and drug development, as well as from leaders of patient advocacy groups and journalists who have been covering the issues.
For details see here: https://nationalpress.org/training/apply-covering-rare-diseases-journalist-fellowship-global-reporting-grants/#:~:text=After%20the%20remarkable%20success%20of,journalists%20from%20around%20the%20world.
Deadline | August 16
LGBTQI+ issues and religion reporting workshop
Taboom Media, a global media development and monitoring group, invites reporters, editors, publishers, and bloggers based in Africa and proficient in English to apply for this free, all-expenses-paid reporting workshop on covering LGBTQI+ issues and religion in Cape Town, South Africa.
Participants must be open-minded to the issues at hand and affiliated with news operations where they can contribute positively to the accurate and ethical reporting of how religion intersects with sexual and gender minorities. Participants will be required to attend all workshop sessions, complete nightly homework assignments, and produce at least one story for publication, broadcast or other distribution by January 2023.
Deadline | August 16
Call for entries: Diamond Awards for Media Excellence (DAME)
Journalists can submit entries for the Diamond Awards for Media Excellence (DAME), Africa’s longest-running media awards programme. The awards for media excellence are in 24 categories, broadly grouped under Reporting, Commentary, Documentary-drama, Aesthetics, and Overall Awards.
Individual winners will receive DAME Plaque, Cash prize, Certificate of Merit, Professional tool (Laptop/Tablet) and Books while institutional winners will be awarded DAME Plaque and Certificate of Merit.
Entries must have been published in the Nigerian media in 2021.
Applicants should not enter more than two works in any particular category of the awards for media excellence.
For details see here: https://i79media.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Screenshot_20220727-154024.png
Deadline | August 17
Climate Justice Journalism fellowship 2022
The COP27 is the United Nations Climate Change Conference that will be held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt from November 6 to 18 and the Climate Tracker organisation is looking for 10 early and mid-career journalists who are interested in climate politics can participate in an in-person and virtual fellowship.
The programme includes a one-month online training leading up to COP27, travel and accommodation will be covered and the journalists will receive a €250 stipend. Journalists are required to have a proven history of writing quality climate stories (show that you’ve published a climate or environmental story in the past 3 months.
Deadline | August 19
Alfred Friendly Fellowship [Worldwide]
Early-career professional journalists from developing countries with proficiency in English can apply for a six-month fellowship. Alfred Friendly provides fellows with basic and advanced hands-on instruction at the Missouri School of Journalism and places them in leading US newsrooms.
The successful candidate must be 25–35 years old and have at least three years of experience as a journalist at a print, online or broadcast media outlet. Participants who work as staff reporters in their host newsrooms are required to develop training plans that they implement when they return to their home newsrooms. The all-inclusive fellowship starts in mid-March and ends in early September.
For details see here: https://presspartners.org/fellowship-applications/
Deadline | August 31
Competition: Environmental Photography [Worldwide]
Now in its 15th year, The Environmental Photographer of the Year competition showcases the most inspirational environmental photography from around the world. The award celebrates humanity’s ability to survive and innovate and showcases thought-provoking images that call attention to our impact and inspire us to live sustainably.
The competition is free to enter for all ages. Entries are open until deadline and winners will be announced in November 2022.
For details see here: https://epoty.org/
Deadline | August 31
The Radcliffe Fellowship Program
Journalists in Africa with at least five years of professional experience can apply for the @RadInstitute fellowship!
Benefits include stipends of up to US$78,000 and access to @Harvard
offices and libraries.
For details see here: https://buff.ly/3yzVhJP
Deadline | September 8
Women Deliver 2023 Conference
The Women Deliver 2023 Conference (WD2023) will host participants both on-site in Kigali and virtually, from 17–20 July 2023.
Official WD2023 Pre-Conferences will begin on 16 July 2023.
Deadline | July 19 – October 1