Fellowships and Grants for Journalists

These fellowships provide financial support to journalists and media professionals, allowing us to continue with our journalistic and investigative projects. They can also help you promote diversity and inclusion in journalism and provide opportunities for your professional development.

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Reham al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship

Every year since 2017, the United Nations supports young journalists from developing countries to attend special briefings, interview senior officials and exchange ideas with colleagues from around the world. 

World Journalist Fellowship

The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute provides support to international journalists who enroll in one of their graduate programs in journalism at the NYU. It gives them the opportunity to finance tuition expenses and registration fees for two of the three or four semesters of the program.

John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship 

SJK fellows receive individual coaching, tailored workshops on leadership, a cohort of their peers, and guidance that sparks professional and personal transformation. They are especially interested in empowering those who are working to serve underrepresented communities.

Fund for Indigenous Journalists

It supports reporting on Missing & Murdered Women, Girls, Two-Spirit, Transgender People (MMIWG2T) directly supports Indigenous journalists’ reporting on violence that targets members of Indigenous nations, both on sovereign ground and in urban settings in the U.S.

Nieman Fellowships

They offer journalism a chance to study at Harvard for an academic year to work on journalism innovation. It covers tuition, housing, health insurance and childcare, meaning it will also support your family. 

Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists

Supports journalists and journalism projects including, but not limited to, professional development opportunities, investigative reporting and media development initiatives led by women and nonbinary people. 

Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship

It provides academic and professional opportunities to advance the reporting skills of women and nonbinary  journalists who focus on human rights and social justice. The Fellowship was created in memory of The Boston Globe correspondent and IWMF Courage in Journalism Award (1998) winner Elizabeth Neuffer, who died while reporting in Iraq on May 9, 2003.

ICFJ Knight Fellowships 

ICFJ fellows lead projects in Asia, Eastern Europe/Eurasia, Latin America, Middle East/North Africa and/or Sub-Saharan African. They primarily work with newsrooms to seed new ideas and services that deepen coverage.

The Resilience Fund

The Fund equips individuals and group initiatives with the financial means, capacity and skills-building tools to create resilience networks and seek innovative approaches to citizen security and peacebuilding.

Reuters Institute Fellowship Program

It brings high calibre mid-career journalists to Oxford offering them a period of reflection and the opportunity to carry out media-based research. Its purpose is to allow journalists to tackle subjects in greater depth than is possible under deadline pressure.

Journalismfund Europe

This organization offers multiple grants and fellowships to help investigative journalists on environmental affairs. The topics and context of your proposal need to be related to Europe.

Open Society Fellowship

It is designed to support individuals pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. As a fellow you will produce work outputs of their own choosing, such as a book, journalistic or academic articles, art projects, a series of convenings, etc. 

IRE training programs

If you need financial assistance to attend an IRE training program, they invite you to apply for one or more of IRE’s fellowships/scholarships. Assistance typically includes a one-year IRE membership/renewal and the program registration fee.

The KSJ Fellowship Program at MIT

The Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT offers academic-year fellowships to 10 science journalists, to give them an opportunity to explore science, technology, and the craft of journalism; to concentrate on a specialty in science; and to learn at some of the top research universities in the world.

Women Photograph Project Grants

Thanks to support from Nikon USA and MPB, these $5,000 grants will support photography projects — either new or in-progress — from visual journalists working in a documentary capacity. Five grants are available, at least one of which will be earmarked for a nonbinary or transgender photographer.

Women Photograph + Leica Grant

Women Photograph has partnered with Leica USA to award a $10,000 grant to a photographer focused on an ongoing documentary project. The Women Photograph + Leica Grant is open to photographers who can demonstrate a long-term commitment to their story.

Emerging Media Leader

The Professional Fellows Program (PFP) is an exchange program designed for media professionals such as journalists, technologists, and media entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean. The program aims to empower these professionals to leverage the power of digital tools and create sustainable news businesses that provide relevant news and information.

AI Accountability Fellowships

The aim of the fellowships provided by the Pulitzer Center is to encourage investigative journalism that scrutinizes the usage of predictive and surveillance technologies by governments and corporations to influence decision-making in areas such as policing, medicine, social welfare, and crime.

The Everyday Projects Grant

It support of photojournalists from diverse backgrounds as they develop their craft. They award two grants to photographers to work on a long-term project in their own community

EGU’s Science Journalism Fellowship

The European Geosciences Union (EGU) offers science journalism scholarships each year. Journalists can report on ongoing research in Earth, planetary or space sciences in any European language. Successful applicants will receive up to €5,000.