Deadline: 11 July 2018 Open to: freelance or permanently employed individual journalists, or small teams of journalists Grants: total of 150,000 EUR
The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is delighted to announce the launch of its new Global Health Journalism Grants Programme for Germany.
The goal of the grant, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is to raise awareness about global health issues among the general public and to inform influencers and decision makers in government, civil society, industry, and science as well as development communities. Eligible for applications are freelance, permanently employed individual journalists and small teams of journalists. The projects should be produced and published in German by relevant media outlets with their main audiences in Germany.
The jury will judge applications based on the following criteria:
Editorial focus and quality. Is the topic original, balanced and focused? Does it cover an under-reported story, or a new angle? Will it be a strong piece of journalism that gets attention?
Reach and impact. Will the story (and the media outlets that will publish it) reach a large number of people in at least one of the audience target groups? Does it have the potential to raise people’s awareness? Will it cause engagement or change of thinking and even acting?
Freelance or permanently employed individual journalists, or small teams of journalists (including support staff as appropriate, e.g., graphic designers, software programmers, or data experts), may apply for funding for a story in whichever format they deem best suited to their topic and audience (text, video, audio, or multimedia);
The applicants should be experienced in reporting on the topics of health, science, business or development and need to publish in relevant media from Germany. Journalists are strongly encouraged to publish in multiple outlets;
There are no citizenship or residency requirements, as long as your project is produced and published in German and the media outlets you will report for are German, with their main audiences in Germany.
The grant programme, worth a total of 150,000 EUR, aims to advance creative reporting approaches, enabling a better coverage of international health, health policy and development related issues in German media.
The Global Health Journalism Grant Programme aims to advance innovative reporting on global health topics in developing countries in German media. The goal of the grant is to raise awareness about global health issues of the general public and to inform and engage influencers and decision makers in government, civil society, industry, and the medical as well as development communities. The grants are worth between 5,000 EUR and 20,000 EUR each – including potential travel and technical expenses according to the scope of project.