Call for Applications: Innovative Development Storytelling Grant 2015

Deadline: February 25, 2015


Grant Amount: About €20,000.

Can you tell a development story in an original and unprecedented way? Is your story inquisitive and engaging? Does it combine critical thinking with good “old school” fact checking and an exploration of new technology developments?


Journalists and media organisations can submit applications for innovative development storytelling grants until the 25th of February 2015 (22:00 CET). The European Journalism Centre is currently running the fifth call for applications for its Innovation in Development Reporting (IDR) Grant Programme. The Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme (IDR) is a media-funding project operated by the European Journalism Centre with financial support from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Journalists and relevant media outlets that target audiences in one or more of the following nine European countries are eligible to apply: Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Journalists and media outlets not based in the countries mentioned above, as well as freelancers, are ONLY eligible to apply as cooperation partners of admissible organisations.

Applicants must apply for a minimum grant of €8,000. The average grant given is expected to be about €20,000.


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