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Opportunities for WanaData Members in November

Here is a list of grants, fellowships, awards and other opportunities for WanaData members:

Freelancer Wellness Fund

Freelance journalists can apply for a US$500 microgrant. Freelancers Union and Fiverr are offering the Freelancer Wellness Fund to aid freelancers and independent workers worldwide. The fund provides grants that freelancers can use towards wellness-related expenses which include mental, physical, social and financial wellness. Eligible freelancers must reside in the United States or international countries that Fiverr serves.

For more details see here: https://www.freelancersunion.org/community/freelancer-wellness-fund/

Deadline | November 2

Grants for Investigative Stories on Environmental Crime

GRID-Arendal awards grants to investigative journalists working on various issues related to environmental crime. The grant money is intended to support investigative journalists by covering costs related to an investigation (travel, document retrieval, interviews etc.).

For the 2023 round, GRID-Arendal invites investigative journalists to apply for grants to report stories on environmental crime.

For more details see here: https://www.grida.no/activities/445

Deadline | November 4

Nestlé Nigeria Media Awards 2022

Mainstream and online journalists can submit entries for the Nestlé Nigeria Media Awards 2022.

The Nestlé Nigeria Media Awards aims to reward professionalism and excellence in stories that focus on affordable nutrition, environmental sustainability, youth empowerment, women empowerment, engendering thriving communities, and agriculture.

For more details see here: https://i79media.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Nestle%CC%81-Nigeria-Media-Awards-2022.pdf

Deadline | November 6

Africa-Haiti 2023 Francophone Writing Residency

Since 2017, ALCA Nouvelle-Aquitaine and the Institut des Afriques (idAf), with the support of Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, have been supporting French-language written works from African territories (Maghreb, sub-Saharan Africa, southern Africa, Madagascar) and Haiti. The 2023 edition of this residency will be co-sponsored with La Maison des écritures et Centre intermondes, the Villa Valmont in Lormont and La Maison des auteurs et des autrices — Des écritures à la scène in Limoges.The residency will take place from February 20 to April 14, 2023. The residency covers the cost of round-trip travel between home and residence for the winners and comes with a writing grant of €3,200.

For more details see here: https://institutdesafriques.org/blog/residence-ecriture-2023/

Deadline | November 6

2022 Philip Meyer Awards

The Philip Meyer Journalism Award honours stories that utilise a wide variety of research tools, from probabilities to survey research. The contest is presented by the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting, the Knight Chair at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE). Works must have been published or broadcast between October 1, 2021, and September 30, 2022. Entries submitted in other languages must be accompanied by English translations. One person on the story’s team must be a current IRE member.

For more details see here: https://ire.secure-platform.com/a/home/home

Deadline | November 11

Call for Volunteers

TheMiddleBelt Reporters is a regional online news platform documenting grassroots news, features, investigations, developments, solutions, tech, and social justice as well as fact-checking in the North Central Region of Nigeria.

The MiddleBelt Reporters seeks applications from early-career and campus journalists in the North Central region of Nigeria and those who are interested in writing compelling news reports, features, and community news about Middlebelt, Nigeria.

For more details see here: https://www.themiddlebelt.ng/2022/10/25/call-for-volunteers/

Deadline | November 15

Interns Needed at Mongabay to Write Environmental stories

Mongabay.org offers an internship program, which primarily involves writing environmental news stories for our affiliated news site — Mongabay.com. Our interns will have the opportunity to develop their writing skills and have their news stories be published on our renowned website which boasts over two million global readers every month.

For more details see here: https://mongabay.org/mongabay-internships-now-open-for-spring-2023/

Deadline | November 18

2023 Kiplinger Fellowship

The Kiplinger Fellowship will be held March 19–24 at Ohio University at the Scripps School of Journalism. This fellowship will focus on Covering Political Discourse and Saving Democracy. If you cover politics or government agencies at any level, elections or political extremism, this fellowship is made for you. You must be a working journalist with at least five years of experience and be employed with a media outlet or freelance for one. Students and academics are not eligible. Candidate reviews will take place in late November and announcements will be made in mid-December. The fellowship covers all of your training, lodging, meals and some social events. There is a travel stipend available to assist with travel expenses and this will vary depending on your proximity to Ohio and employer arrangements.

For more details see here: https://www.ohio.edu/scripps-college/journalism/kiplinger/fellowship/apply-now

Deadline | November 20

New Media Writing Prize

The New Media Writing Prize is looking for innovative and interactive storytelling (fiction or nonfiction) written specifically for delivery and reading/viewing on a PC or Mac, the web or a hand-held device such as an iPad or mobile phone. Entries can be a short story, novel, poem, narrative game, documentary or transmedia work using words, images, film or animation with audience interaction. The winner of the UK New Media Award will receive £1,000 (US$1,071). The winners of the Opening Up and Digital Journalism Awards will receive £500 (US$536) each.

For more details see here: https://newmediawritingprize.co.uk/

Deadline | November 25

Internews’ Earth Journalism Network workshop

Internews’ Earth Journalism Network invites journalists from South Africa to apply for a media workshop on covering pathways to Net Zero, to be held in Johannesburg from January 30-February 1, 2023. This three-day workshop will help journalists in South Africa improve their understanding of Net Zero, and learn how to report more effectively on their countries’ policies and actions to meet their climate goals.

For more details see here: https://earthjournalism.net/opportunities/media-workshop-on-covering-south-africas-net-zero-transition

Deadline | November 27

Conference on Solutions to Legal Threats to Media Freedom

Journalists can apply for a hybrid two-day conference themed, “Countering Legal Threats to Media Freedom: Spotlighting Solutions” slated for November 28th — 29th 2022 in London.

For more details see here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/uk-anti-slapp-conference-spotlighting-solutions-tickets-398855165537

Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards is the leading competition for photographers and artists working in photography. Made up of four competitions (Professional, Open, Student and Youth), all entries are free and the top prize is US$25,000. The awards are regarded as one of the world’s most prestigious photography competitions by elevating photographers’ careers — from established to emerging — since it started 16 years ago.

For more details see here: https://www.worldphoto.org/sony-world-photography-awards

Deadline | November 30

Harvard Nieman Fellowship

The Nieman Visiting Fellowships at Harvard offer short-term research opportunities to individuals interested in working on special projects designed to advance journalism. Candidates need not be practising journalists but must demonstrate the ways in which their work at Harvard and the Nieman Foundation may improve the prospects for journalism’s future.

For details see here: https://nieman.harvard.edu/fellowships/nieman-visiting-fellowships/

Deadline | December 1

The J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project Awards

Established in 1998, the J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project Awards recognise excellence in nonfiction that exemplifies literary grace and commitment to serious research and social concern. The J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Awards gives US$25,000 annually to aid in the completion of a significant work of nonfiction on a topic of American political or social concern. No entry fee is required. The J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize awards US$10,000 annually to a book­-length work of narrative nonfiction on a topic of American political or social concern. The Mark Lynton History Prize awards US$10,000 to a book­-length work of history on any topic that best combines intellectual distinction with felicity of expression.

For more details see here https://journalism.columbia.edu/lukas

Deadline | December 8

Call for Pulitzer Center-supported data journalism projects

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a non-profit organization that supports independent global journalism, is seeking applications for innovative data-driven journalism projects that spotlight underreported issues. This opportunity is open to all newsrooms and independent journalists in the United States and abroad.

For more details see here: https://pulitzercenter.org/grants-fellowships/opportunities-journalists/data-journalism-grants

Deadline | Rolling basis



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