Journalism scholarships to earn one, set yourself apart, and get financial security for your career aspirations.
Being a journalist is a job that heavily relies on truthfulness and ethics. However, many a time, journalists find themselves struggling to manage their finances while improving their career requirements. So, to assist you with your search for the correct financial assistance, Youth Time Magazine brings you the latest scholarships and grants in the field of journalism.
Pulitzer Global Reporting Grants
Applications are open for Pulitzer Reporting Grants for the year 2022. Global reporting funds from the Pulitzer Center promote in-depth, high-impact reporting on essential subjects that are often overlooked in the media, such as global health and climate change. The stories go to the heart of global challenges, including those in the United States.
The Pulitzer Center was founded in 2006 and is now the largest single source of funding for global enterprise reporting—and the only one incorporating this reporting into comprehensive educational programs that extend the impact of the reporting and allow students and the public to engage directly on the issues. As a result, there has been consistent reporting and outreach on issues ranging from land rights, climate change, global health, and fragile states to justice and women and children.
- The applicants can be journalists from across the globe.
- Open to freelance journalists as well.
- Need to provide a description of the proposed project in no more than 250 words.
- A thorough publication plan. Letters of interest or commitment from editors and news outlets should be included.
- State a preliminary budget estimate, including a basic breakdown of costs. Travel grants cover hard costs associated with the reporting; please do not include stipends for the applicants. Local reporting partner/translator/driver fees are acceptable.
- Must have at least three samples of published work, either print or broadcast.
- Should give at least three professional references. These can be either contact information or letters of recommendation. The latter is encouraged when letters from interested producers or editors are available.
- A copy of your curriculum vitae.
The perks include mentorship from the Pulitzer Center, networking opportunities, and journalism resources. The journalists’ articles, photo essays, video, audio, and interactives can be found on the Pulitzer Center’s website as well as in other news venues.
This opportunity does not have any deadline. It works on a rolling basis.
Read more about it here.
European Union of Geosciences: The Science Journalism Fellowship
The Science Journalism Fellowship is an annual competition for professional journalists who are interested in covering geoscience subjects. The application is now open.
The EGU Science Journalism Fellowships are distinct from other science journalism awards. Rather than honoring a piece of published science reporting, the EGU funds unique proposals to report on geoscientific research that has not yet been made public. The prize allows journalists to follow geoscientists on location and gain a thorough grasp of their research issues, methodologies, findings, and motivation. The fellowship’s goal is to foster excellence in geoscience reporting. Starting in 2022, the application period runs from early May to mid-June each year, with the winners revealed in September.
Applications must be written in English and include the three criteria given above for competitive proposals. The submission of proposals to report on new and exciting research areas that the wider public may be less familiar with. Two documents are required:
(a) A proposal (2 pages): a working title, motivation, outline of the approach, provisional plan of work, and suggested publication outlets. This document must also include a detailed budget and an outline of the feasibility of completing the project on schedule and with the budget requested.
(b) A summary of experience (1 page): an account of professional affiliations, previous experience, expertise, and acclaim.
Documents in file (a) should not include the applicant’s name, gender, contact details, or any other information that identifies the candidate, as this part of the application will be judged anonymously.
The EGU may award single or multiple fellowships, with a total of up to €5000 allocated between the selected candidates. The award is not to function as a salary or to cover applicants’ wages, but rather to fund all or partial expenses related to their projects. The award can, for example, cover travel-related costs, such as flights and accommodation, as well as expenses related to video, audio, or photography. Winner(s) will receive part of the award in advance and part upon successful completion of their project(s). If required, they will also receive assistance in liaising with scientists. In addition, winner(s) will be invited, with travel expenses paid up to €1000, to attend the EGU General Assembly following completion of their projects to discuss their experience following scientists on location.
The last day to apply for the fellowship is June 17, 2022.
Read about the fellowship in detail on the official website.
Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellowship
Applications are open for Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellowship for the year 2022. The Fellowship’s goal is to help young journalists from countries with limited media freedom and independence pursue their careers in support of pluralism.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) is a private, nonprofit corporation that receives funding from the United States Congress as a private grantee through the United States Agency for Global Media (USAGM). RFE/RL’s objective is to promote democratic values and institutions while also advancing human rights through news reporting in countries where the free press is either prohibited by the government or is not fully established.
The Fellowship accepts applications from journalists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, and the Russian Federation. Fellows are assigned for the term of the Fellowship to one of those language services.
Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis. Eligible applicants will be from an Eastern Partnership country or the Russian Federation; have a minimum of two years of experience working as a journalist in their native language; be committed to working as a journalist in, or for audiences in, their home country; share RFE/RL’s mission, and be proficient in English.
Applicants for a Fellowship position with Current Time must demonstrate native-level fluency in Russian, strong writing skills, and some TV and digital experience. They must indicate their wish to be assigned to Current Time in their application materials.
The Fellowship is a seven-month program. Fellows will spend six months at RFE/RL’s headquarters in Prague, where they will be placed with an appropriate language service to receive daily, on-the-job training and mentoring while working alongside RFE/RL’s seasoned professionals. After Prague, Fellows will return to the bureau (if applicable) for a final month. A monthly stipend at the bureau and in Prague, housing, health insurance, and travel arrangements to and from Prague shall be provided.
The last day to apply for the fellowship is June 3, 2022.
Please find the detailed information about the fellowship here.
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