The European Journalism Centre today opens a new call for applications for its Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme (IDR) on the topic of opportunities for women today in developing countries.

Whether tackling women’s lifelong learning, health, jobs, entrepreneurship, or new roles in their communities, the projects pitched should be original, under-reported, critical and nuanced.

Freelancers, staffers and media organizations are eligible to apply. There is no citizenship, nationality or residence/location restriction on the applicants as long as the final results are published in media outlets with significant reach to audiences in the following European countries: France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and United Kingdom. Journalists who are not specialists in development issues are strongly encouraged to apply as well.

The stories must report on one or more of the world’s developing countries, (ideally Least Developed Countries (LDCs)), and/or the key European donor countries’ development relations with these countries. Selection criteria include editorial focus and quality, impact and reach, and innovation. Previous winners have involved creative uses of video, audio, imagery, data, text, maps, graphics, quizzes, animation and other engaging content forms.

Amount awarded: The grant given is up to €20,000 per project.
Deadline to apply:  21 February 2018 (22:00 CET)

Applications can only be submitted via this online application form

For further information on applications eligibility criteria, click here.
Queries on this grant should be addressed to info@journalismgrants.org


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