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Opportunities for WanaData Members in September

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

Vodacom Journalist of the Year

The Vodacom Journalist of the Year entries is now open. The 2022 categories are: Live Reporting & Breaking News; Investigative; Opinion; Lifestyle; Features; Photography; Sport; Financial & Economics; Politics; Sustainability, Innovation in Journalism, the Young Journalist of the Year Award and the Lifetime Achiever Award.

Journalists must enter work produced between 1 August 2021 and 31 July 2022.

For more details see here: https://journalist.vodacom.co.za/

Deadline | September 1

Training: Using data for subnational transparency, accountability

The Interactive Initiative for Social Impact and Dataphyte is hosting a training on the use of Data for Subnational Transparency and Accountability. Journalists, civil society actors, and community-based actors in Nigeria’s South West zone can apply for the two-day intensive in-person training.

Tagged ‘Driving Subnational Transparency and Accountability with Data’, the training will hold in Abuja from September 15th to 16th, 2022.

Successful applicants will be trained in Data Story Ideation, Data Analysis, and the Fiscal Transparency and Accountability value chain.

For more details see here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1nICdZsFe7FJedeXbRm8k75SmwwN39M0mfQbf2wVd2-Q/viewform?edit_requested=true

Deadline | September 1

Digital Forensic Research Lab’s Digital Sherlocks 2022 cohort

The DFRLab is now accepting applications to join the 360/Digital Sherlocks Fall 2022 cohort. The Fall 2022 iteration will run between October — December 2022, engaging even more participants and with sessions ranging from introductory training to more advanced investigative workshops. All selected Digital Sherlocks will be able to register for as many workshops as they wish, based on their interest and availability.

For more details see here: https://www.digitalsherlocks.org/360os-digitalsherlocks?mc_cid=60e954a30d&mc_eid=530baa38b1

Deadline | September 6

Entrepreneurial Journalism Creators Program

Aspiring media entrepreneurs fluent in English can apply for remote training. The City University of New York’s Craig Newmark School of Journalism has launched a new certificate program to help journalism entrepreneurs develop niche ventures.

The Entrepreneurial Journalism Creators Program will begin on Oct. 25 and run for 100 days. Participants will learn to identify and build an audience; craft a business model by understanding market needs and revenue opportunities; tell their story in a compelling way, and develop their portfolio of products and services. Tuition costs US$4,000. Multiple scholarships are available.

For more details see here: https://www.journalism.cuny.edu/j-plus/entrepreneurial-journalism-creators-program/

Deadline | September 6

Semafor Seeks a Reporter in Lagos

Semafor is hiring a dynamic reporter in a full-time contract position to cover West Africa with a focus on Nigeria. The ideal reporter will be comfortable switching from reporting on business and politics to capturing cultural trends or the impact of climate change. The Lagos-based position calls for a self-starter able to cultivate sources among key politicians, policymakers and business leaders as well as a passion for scoops and the ability to tell stories clearly and quickly.

Interested applicants must have at least five years of relevant journalism experience with a proven understanding of how stories spread online, and experience writing elegantly for large online audiences.

For more details see here: https://boards.greenhouse.io/semafor/jobs/4083147005

Deadline | September 7

Fund for Investigative Journalism

The Fund for Investigative Journalism provides grants and other support for reporters to produce high-quality, unbiased, nonpartisan investigative stories that have an impact. Freelance journalists, staff reporters and media outlets are eligible for grants, and their investigations can be for print, online or broadcast stories, books, documentaries or podcasts.

For more details see here: https://fij.org/apply-for-a-grant/

Deadline | September 7

Joan Shorenstein Center Fellowship

The Joan Shorenstein Fellowship Program is designed to bring journalists, scholars, politicians and policymakers to the Shorenstein Center for a semester to work on a project with a tangible output, and engage with students, faculty, other fellows, and the broader Harvard Kennedy School community. They are expected to be fully-participating members of the Shorenstein Center community while in residence, attending and participating in Center events, social gatherings, and other activities.

For more details see here: https://shorensteincenter.org/programs/fellowships/fellowship-application/

Deadline | September 7

The Radcliffe Institute Fellowship

Journalists and film, video, sound and new media artists can apply for this fellowship in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program at Harvard is a scholarly community where individuals pursue advanced work across a wide range of academic disciplines, professions and creative arts, including journalism. The institute provides stipends of up to US$78,000 for one year with additional funds for project expenses. Fellows receive office or studio space and access to libraries and other resources of Harvard University during the fellowship year, which extends from September 2023 through May 2024. Applications are judged on the quality and significance of the proposed project and the applicant’s record of achievement and promise. Journalism applicants must have worked professionally in the field for at least five years.

For more details see here: https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/radcliffe-fellowship/become-a-fellow

Deadline | September 8

Emerging Producers Bursary Program

The Emerging Producers Bursary Program offers up-and-coming producers and content creators working in science, history, wildlife and non-fiction media a range of support including accreditation and networking opportunities for Congress ’22, presented by the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP).

The goal of the program is to welcome and support diverse emerging talent and encourage a new generation of Congress members. Producers and content creators working in all science and non-fiction media are encouraged to apply including those working in digital media, social media and gaming. The Emerging Producers Bursary recipients will be offered legacy discounts on accreditation for the 2023 and 2024 WCSFP, further allowing new members to return annually to Congress.

For more details see here: http://www.wcsfp.com/entries/emerging-producers

Deadline | September 9

The Y. Eva Tan Conservation Reporting Fellowship

The program will provide opportunities for journalists from biodiversity hotspots in tropical countries to report on critical environmental issues, gaining valuable training, experience, and credibility that will help them advance their careers in journalism and communications. The Y. Eva Tan Conservation Reporting Fellowship Program will support up to 12 fellows per year — six at our global English bureau and six at our Spanish-language bureau, Mongabay-Latam. Each cohort will consist of three fellows per bureau.

Fellows will gain valuable experience working with a range of editors at our international news outlet, develop their environmental reporting skills, and create a portfolio of original publications which should help them advance their careers in journalism. Each fellow will receive $500 USD a month for the duration of the six-month fellowship, or $3,000 USD in total. During that time, fellows will work directly with the fellowship editor to produce six stories.

For more details see here: https://mongabay.org/programs/news/interns/the-y-eva-tan-conservation-reporting-fellowship/

Deadline | September 10

HIV & AIDS Reporting Grants For Journalists And Media Practitioners

The Media Council of Kenya is inviting accredited journalists and media practitioners to submit story proposals for HIV and AIDS reporting grants of up to KShs 10,000.

For more details see here: https://mediacouncil.or.ke/node/1014

Deadline | September 10

NED grants program

Independent media organizations, civic groups and associations can apply. The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is seeking proposals for projects that advance democratic goals and strengthen democratic institutions. NED encourages applications from organizations working in diverse environments including newly established democracies, semi-authoritarian countries, highly repressive societies and countries undergoing democratic transition. Grant amounts vary depending on the size and scope of the projects, but the average grant lasts 12 months and is around US$50,000. NED is interested in proposals from organizations for nonpartisan programs that seek to: promote and defend human rights and the rule of law, support freedom of information and independent media, and promote accountability and transparency.

For more details see here: https://www.ned.org/apply-for-grant/en/

Deadline | September 14

LSA Collegiate Fellowship

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) at the University of Michigan offers its students an outstanding undergraduate education in the liberal arts at a premier research institution and is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive scholarly environment. LSA Collegiate Fellows will receive a starting salary of $60,000* plus benefits, as well as funds for conference and research expenses, for up to two years.

During the fellowship, Fellows will devote their time to pursuing their independent research, as well as participate in pedagogical development activities such as the LSA Teaching Academy and classroom teaching/engagement.

For more details see here: https://lsa.umich.edu/ncid/fellowships-awards/lsa-collegiate-postdoctoral-fellowship.html

Deadline | September 15

Global Health Reporting Initiative (GHRI)

The IWMF is proud to offer it's Global Health Reporting Initiative (GHRI), focused on vaccines and immunization, for journalists in Africa. Established with the support of the Sabin Vaccine Institute’s Immunization Advocates program, this 9-month, virtual fellowship will take place from October 2022 through June 2023.

Beginning in October 2022, our cohort will participate in an online, English-language course that will provide access to sources who are public health and science-related experts on vaccines, public health, trade, social and behavioural communications, and global health policy.
At the end of the course, in February 2023, the IWMF will award competitive reporting grants to support the production of in-depth, fact-based, high-quality reporting on vaccines, especially regarding issues of vaccine acceptance and demand.

For more details see here: https://www.iwmf.org/programs/global-health-reporting-initiative/

Deadline | September 15

Morland Writing Scholarship

The Miles Morland Foundation is offering scholarships to writers of both fiction and non-fiction the financial freedom to complete an English-language book. Scholars writing fiction will receive a grant of £18,000, paid monthly over the course of twelve months. At the discretion of the Foundation, Scholars writing non-fiction, who require additional research time, could receive an additional grant, paid over a period of up to eighteen months. To qualify for the Scholarship a candidate must submit an excerpt from a piece of work of between 2,000–5,000 words, written in English that has been published and offered for sale, you must send clear evidence that the piece you upload as part of your application has been both published AND offered for sale.

For more details see here: https://milesmorlandfoundation.com/entry-requirements/

Deadline | September 18

Investigative training course (Senegal)

In partnership with the Platform to Protect Whistleblowers in Africa (PPLAAF), OCWAR-M is hosting a training session for six Senegalese investigative journalists on financial crimes and investigative techniques. The training will provide journalists with the tools they need to investigate illicit financial flows and the role of whistleblowers in the fight against financial crime.

For more details see here: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6952598677156691968/

Deadline | September 19

Viewfinder 2022 Accountability Journalism Fellowship

Are you a mid-career journalist who wants to take your reporting on topical, public interest issues in South Africa to new heights? Viewfinder is offering a fellowship for reporters to investigate and then produce impact-driven journalism on accountability failures in the country. Selected fellows will investigate, research and develop their proposed reporting projects. Fellows will also produce a short film or broadcast segment and a long-form written exposé rooted in their reporting and findings. Fellows will receive ZAR40,000 to conduct their investigations and to work with the Viewfinder team on journalistic production.

For more details see here: http://viewfinder.org.za/viewfinder-2022-accountability-journalism-fellowship/

Deadline | September 23

Independent Media Response Fund

The Check Global Independent Media Response Fund is designed to respond to the hyperlocal needs of media practitioners, independent media newsrooms, fact-checking groups, citizen journalism projects, human rights defenders, researchers and technology and digital literacy advocates in North Africa, Western Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Asia-Pacific region. The fund is making available micro-grants of up to $5,000 for individuals, and up to $15,000 for collectives and organizations.

For more details see here: https://meedan.com/project/independent-media-response-fund

Deadline | September 30

Vacancies for Editor, Content Creator, others…

Insight Redefini is accepting entries for these roles: Editor, Planner, and Content creator.

Other roles include Copywriter, Art director, and Account manager.

Interested applicants can apply by sending their CV to career@insightredefini.com

The deadline for applications is September 30, 2022.

The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism

The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center for Business Journalism provides experienced journalists with grants up to $15,000 and the editorial support needed to produce deeply reported enterprise and investigative stories that delve into critical economic, financial or business issues across a wide array of subjects. You don’t need to be a business reporter to apply; many of our previous Fellows have been generalists, or cover beats such as health care, education or the environment. Others have focused on issues such as economic inequality or corporate accountability.

For more details see here: https://www.mcgrawcenter.org/the-harold-w-mcgraw-jr-business-journalism-fellowships/

Deadline | September 30

United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) Awards

Journalists worldwide who cover the United Nations, including its agencies and field operations, are eligible for awards.The United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) is accepting electronic works for a U.N. coverage contest that awards outstanding print, broadcast and online media coverage of the United Nations, U.N. agencies and field operations. Works must have been published or aired between September 2021 and September 2022. Entries can be submitted in any of the official U.N. languages (English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish and Russian). Entries in other languages must be accompanied by a translation in English or French.

For more details see here: https://unca.com/unca-awards-call-for-submissions-form/

Deadline | September 30

Cullman Center Fellowship

The Cullman Center’s Selection Committee awards fifteen Fellowships a year to outstanding scholars and writers — academics, independent scholars, journalists, creative writers (novelists, playwrights, poets), translators, and visual artists. Foreign nationals conversant in English are welcome to apply. Candidates for the Fellowship will need to work primarily at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building rather than at other divisions of the Library. A Cullman Center Fellow receives a stipend of up to $75,000, the use of an office with a computer, and full access to the Library’s physical and electronic resources. Fellows work at the Center for the duration of the Fellowship term, which runs from September through May. Each Fellow gives a talk over lunch on his or her current work-in-progress to the other Fellows and to a wide range of invited guests and may be asked to take part in other programs at The New York Public Library.

For more details see here: https://www.nypl.org/help/about-nypl/fellowships-institutes/center-for-scholars-and-writers/fellowships-at-the-cullman-center

Deadline | September 30

Film Festival entries

African documentary filmmakers are invited to submit their work. The Semaine du Cinéma festival, which promotes African cinema, is launching the call for films for its second edition. The festival has four categories: feature films, short films, series (two episodes to submit) and documentaries. The selected films will have access to networking and opportunities to produce their productions.

For more details see here: https://web.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=517146393270895&set=a.206127294372808&_rdc=1&_rdr

Deadline | September 30

Fetisov Journalism Awards 2022

Entries are open to professional journalists, i.e. representatives of the media, professional journalism organizations (unions/associations/societies) and freelance journalists. Self-nominations are allowed. A maximum of three reportings/series of reportings from one journalism organization/media platform can be nominated for participation in the contest. The submission form may be filled out by a representative of a registered organization/media platform nominating another journalist or by a nominee. Information must be provided in English.

For more details see here: https://fjawards.com/how-to-enter

Deadline | October 1

The Stigler Center’s Journalists in Residence Program

The program provides a transformative learning experience for journalists working in all forms of media around the world. Participants spend approximately 12 weeks on our Hyde Park campus, auditing classes, participating in Stigler Center events, collaborating with peers, and networking with the university’s scholars. Journalists with some years of media experience, proficient English, and an interest in deepening their knowledge and understanding of political economy are encouraged to apply.

For more details see here: https://www.chicagobooth.edu/research/stigler/education/journalists-in-residence-program

Deadline | October 2

Residential Fellowships at the National Humanities Center

Each year, the National Humanities Center welcomes up to forty scholars from across the humanities and all over the world. During their time in residence, Fellows are given the freedom to work on their projects while benefiting from the exceptional services of the Center. Applicants must have a doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Mid-career and senior scholars are encouraged to apply. Emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work may also apply. The Center does not support the revision of doctoral dissertations. In addition to all fields of the humanities, the Center accepts applications from scholars in the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects.

For more details see here: https://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/become-a-fellow/

Deadline | October 6

Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship

The Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship (CAMFF) is aimed at mid-senior level African professionals with demonstrable leadership skills in their fields, which may include public servants working in areas of media policy and regulatory frameworks, or media professionals such as journalists. Selected fellows will be from the following Sub-Saharan African countries: Ethiopia, Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. The fellowship is hosted by the University of Westminster.

For more details see here: https://www.chevening.org/fellowship/camff/

Deadline | November 1



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