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Grants: Europe

Grants: Europe

These grants are specifically available to journalists from, or based in, Europe.

The Print Futures Awards
Deadline: April
United Kingdom

Since 2003 The Printing Charity's Print Futures Awards have been awarding educational grants to cover UK training courses up to £1,500 for people aged 18-30 working or studying in printing, paper, publishing, packaging or graphic arts. The grants are for people joining the industry as well as those progressing in it. The maximum funding period is 24 months, with monthly funding iusually between 800-1,000 Euro. 

Rudolf Augstein Stiftung: Journalistische Nachwuchsförderung
Deadline: August

The Rudolf Augstein Foundation supports projects that strengthen investigative journalism, contribute to the networking of journalists and diversity in editorial departments, or that deal with new ways of conveying content. Once a year, the Foundation awards scholarships to young journalists, students and doctoral candidates with the professional goal of becoming a journalist.
Deadline: Rolling basis
Europe is the first independent non-profit organisation, established in 1998, to have the purpose of stimulating in-depth cross-border journalism in Europe. There are various opportunities available, including European Cross-Border Grants, Money Trail Grants, the Pascal Decroos Fun, the Flemish Journalism Fund, Investigate Europe, and European Investigative Collaboration.

Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme
Deadline: Varies
France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

This grant is designed to support the research expenses, including travel, accommodation and technical costs for a project that covers international development issues. The project can be in a variety of media disciplines, and the average size of a grant is €20,000. 

Pascal Decroos Fund for Investigative Journalism
Deadline: Every quarter

The aim of this grant is to support journalists with a project that could not be realised within the regular remit of journalism, for instance if the cost is unusually high or the project is exceptionally time-consuming. The proposed project can cover any topic and be in any form of media, as long as it has an investigative journalism focus. 

Deadline: Rolling basis
Russia, Ukraine, Moldova

SCOOP is a network and support structure for investigative journalists in Eastern Europe, Russia, Caucasus and Central Asia. Founded in 2003, it has since supported a large number of investigative stories. SCOOP works on a peer-to-peer basis in direct contact between coordinators within the country and the SCOOP volunteers in Scandinavia. They currently advertise working grants for journalists in northwest Russia and Ukraine/Moldova.

Simon Cumbers Media Fund
Deadline: Biennial 

This Fund aims to assist and promote more and better quality media coverage of development issues in the Irish media. Two rounds of funding are allocated every year: one in summer, and one in winter. Applications for print or broadcast projects are accepted, as well as for photographic and new media projects.  Collaborative applications are also encouraged, for example, a joint application from a photographer and a print journalist. Proposed projects should focus on international development themes.


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