Pulitzer Center in the USA is inviting applications for the International Reporting Grants for freelance and staff journalists as well as assignment editors in 2020.
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting partners with individual journalists and news organizations to support in-depth, high-impact reporting on topics of global importance, including investigations of systemic problems that are often overlooked by mainstream U.S. media. They expect news organizations to pay journalists for their work, though in exceptional cases, they may consider stipends to cover a reporter’s time.
Worth of Award
- Awards cover reporting costs and are based on reasonable, detailed budgets.
- Most awards for international travel are between $5,000 and $10,000 but maybe more or less depending on circumstances.
- They expect news organizations to pay journalists for their work, though in exceptional cases, they may consider stipends to cover a reporter’s time.
The following are the eligibility criteria for the International Reporting Grants;
- Grants are open to reporters, photographers, radio/audio journalists, television/video journalists, and documentary filmmakers.
- They are committed to supporting journalists from diverse backgrounds and of all nationalities.
- They support projects across all media platforms and encourage ambitious, prize-worthy proposals that combine print, photography, audio, and/or video for one or more news outlets.
- The most successful projects are those in which news outlets match their commitment by adding interactive or multimedia elements to enhance and showcase their original reporting.
How to Apply
Applications include the following:
- A description of the proposed project, including a distribution plan, in no more than 250 words
- A preliminary budget estimate, including a basic breakdown of costs.
- Travel grants cover hard costs associated with the reporting; please do not include stipends for the applicants. Fixer/translator/driver fees are acceptable
- Three samples of published work, either print or broadcast.
- Three professional references. These can be either contact information or letters of recommendation. The latter is encouraged when letters from interested producers or editors are available.
- A copy of your curriculum vitae.
Applications may also include a more detailed description of the project but this will be considered as an optional supplement only. The most important part of the submission is the 250-word summary.
Deadline: Applications are ongoing