Funding opportunity for journalists covering global health

20 grants of €15,000 available for journalists reporting from developing countries and publishing in German or French media

Petra Krischok
Nov 20, 2019 · 3 min read
Photo: Côme Bastin, project ”Tuberculosis: the scourge of another era ravaging India silently

The European Journalism Centre today opens the final call for applications for its Global Health Journalism Grant Programmes for Germany and France. Another 18 to 20 grants worth €15,000 on average each will be awarded in these last rounds, looking to advance the coverage of international health, health policy and development issues in German and French media.

About the programmes

Stories on the role of midwives in Bangladesh, the fight against the silent killer diabetes in West Africa, or birth defects through cousin marriages in Pakistan, to name but a few, have had an impact on a wide spectrum of society, ranging from audience engagement to donations to NGOs.

Our grantees’ work has won journalism awards such as the Journalism Prize of the German Industry (Ernst-Schneider-Preis) for this project on lead poisoning of communities around a battery recycling plant in Nigeria, the Memento Prize for Neglected Diseases, related to this reporting about solutions to failed public healthcare systems, and the Journalism Prize of the Central Committee for the Fight against Tuberculosis, for this project about improved access to healthcare in India.

What you need to know to apply

Entries need to be submitted online by way of this application for the German call, and this application for the French one.

The deadline for the submission of proposals is 5 February 2020 (22:00 CET).

Selection criteria include originality, focus & balance of the chosen topic, audience reach and expected impact on the targeted audiences. Award decisions will be taken by the EJC, and editorial independence will be rigorously safeguarded. Applicants will be notified by email on the status of their applications by the end of February.

Photo: Adetona Omokany, project ”Poisonous lead

Any questions?

To book a time slot, send us an email before 3 January 2020 to for the German call; and to for the French one.

Besides having these one-on-ones, a detailed set of responses to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) can be found here for the German call, and here for the French one. Alternatively, you can also contact the EJC team at for the German programme and at for the French grant.

This initiative to enable journalists to produce in-depth reporting on global health is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Journalist- Leading the Global Health Grant Programmes (for Germany & France) of the European Journalism Centre - @journagrants - Based in Berlin

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