List of grants available in the Americas.
These grants are available specifically for journalists in the Americas.
Deadline: Rolling basis
In 2013, The Investigative Fund, now known as Type Investigations, launched a partnership with the H.D. Lloyd Fund for Investigative Journalism, which will support up to four investigative stories annually. Applications are welcomed from independent freelancers and a roster of reporting fellows, who are fluent in English and familiar with U.S. media standards. Projects must appear first in a U.S. media outlet. To apply, send a short story query of no more than a few paragraphs to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fellowship for International Development Reporting encourages journalists to push the boundaries of daily foreign coverage – which is often focused on disaster or crisis – and set new standards for reporting on the developing world. Fellowship recipients are provided with $25,000 to undertake a substantial reporting project which helps Canadians develop a greater understanding of the complex issues facing the developing world.
The Gordon Sinclair Roving Reporter Bursary supports a research and reporting trip by an early-career Canadian journalist who has recently graduated from one of Canada’s university-level journalism programs. The purpose of the $15,000 bursary is to encourage a young journalist to get off the beaten track and to spend a considerable period away on a reporting assignment – a minimum of six weeks. The successful applicant will outline a proposal to travel abroad or to a region of Canada that is not usually well covered by the media and to research and then prepare a substantial body of journalistic work on an important issue.
Since 2012, Publica – Brazil’s first non-profit investigative journalism agency – has run contests to enable independent reporters to investigate their dream stories.The focus of Publica and the Microbolsas contest is to produce investigative reports on topics of public interest. Past co-sponsors have included Oxfam and Greenpeace.
Friends and colleagues of Jim Travers, who worked as a reporter, foreign correspondent, editor and columnist at several Canadian media organisations, have established a fellowship fund to finance significant foreign reporting projects by Canadian journalists – staffers, freelancers or students – working in any medium. An annual award of $25,000 is given to a journalist to cover travel, reporting and research expenses and a stipend. The award reflects the importance that Travers attached to his six years reporting from Africa and the Middle East.
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