$2,800,508 in Grants for Journalists

The best grants for writers, photo journalists, documentarians, data journalists, researchers, graphic artists, broadcast journalists, and truth finders of all kinds

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What are the best grants for journalists?

In this article I share a curated list of the best grants for journalism projects of all kinds. By no means is this an exhaustive list, but it does represent a sizable opportunity with over $2,800,508 in funding for different forms of journalism projects. Finally, this article is a living document, so please email me at grants@artizen.fund to suggest new grants to add.


Rolling Applications

Catapult Film Fund

AWARD: $20,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: International
FOCUS: Documentary, Narrative Film, Animation

The Sloan Distribution Grant

AWARD: $50,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: United States
FOCUS: Documentary, Feature Film, Mathematics, Science, Sci/Fi, Technology

Screen Australia: Documentary Development

AWARD: $30,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: Australia
FOCUS: Documentary, Virtual Reality

Black Public Media: Discretionary Fund

AWARD: $50,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: United States
FOCUS: Black Artists, Documentary, Television

Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism Grant

AWARD: $5,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: International
FOCUS: Journalism, Technology, Data Privacy, AI

Pulitzer Data Journalism Grants

AWARD: $20,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: International
FOCUS: Data Journalism

CPB Collaborative Operations and Services Grant

AWARD: $750,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: United States
FOCUS: Journalism, Organisation

Fund for Women Journalists

AWARD: $10,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: International
FOCUS: Journalism, Women

Pulitzer Global Reporting Grants

AWARD: $10,000
DEADLINE: Rolling
REGION: International
FOCUS: Journalism, Social Impact


Upcoming Deadlines

ITVS: Open Call

AWARD: $350,000
DEADLINE: June 11
REGION: United States
FOCUS: Documentary

Anja Niedringhaus Courage In Photojournalism Award

AWARD: $20,000
DEADLINE: June 14
REGION: International
FOCUS: Journalism, Photojournalism, Women

UNESCO Global Media Defence Fund

AWARD: $35,000
DEADLINE: June 15
REGION: International
FOCUS: Journalism, NGOs, Human Rights

2021 DIG Awards

AWARD: $18,182
DEADLINE: June 20
REGION: International
FOCUS: Journalism

Mekong Data Journalism Fellowship

AWARD: $3,000
DEADLINE: June 26
REGION: Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam
FOCUS: Data Journalism, Water Security

Hyperallergic Fellowships for Curators

AWARD: $5,000
DEADLINE: June 30
REGION: International
FOCUS: Curators, Journalism, Art

Stars4Media Call

AWARD: $19,633
DEADLINE: July 1
REGION: European Union
FOCUS: Human Rights, Journalism, Immersive, AI

U.S. Press Freedom Accountability Project

AWARD: $5,000
DEADLINE: July 11
REGION: United States
FOCUS: Human Rights, Journalism, Press Freedom

NIHCM Journalism Grants

AWARD: $1,000,000
DEADLINE: July 12
REGION: United States
FOCUS: Journalism, Health Care

The German-Asian Fellowship

AWARD: $4,845
DEADLINE: July 14
REGION: Germany, Asia
FOCUS: Journalism

Alter-Ciné Foundation Grant

AWARD: $10,000
DEADLINE: August 15
REGION: Africa, Asia, Latin America
FOCUS: Documentary, Film & Video

European Cross-Border Grant

AWARD: $242,370
DEADLINE: September 4
REGION: Europe
FOCUS: Journalism, Borders

Modern Slavery Unveiled

AWARD: $97,478
DEADLINE: September 16
REGION: International, Europe, Asia
FOCUS: Journalism, Documentary, Social Change

The Miller / Packan Film Fund

AWARD: $25,000
DEADLINE: October 1
REGION: International
FOCUS: Activism, Documentary, Feature Film, Social Change

Alexia Professional Grant

AWARD: $20,000
DEADLINE: October 4
REGION: International
FOCUS: Journalism, Documentary, Photojournalism