The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting invites applications for the Pulitzer Centre Data Journalism Grant in the USA in 2023.
The Pulitzer Centre is eager for proposals that will employ cutting-edge data techniques, as well as embrace collaboration among newsrooms, whether that be across state lines or across national borders.
It is a grant-giving non-profit organization that supports independent global journalism which offers the Data Journalism Grant in 2022.
For this reason, it encourages proposals that push the envelope in data collection and analysis and make use of advanced data mining techniques, such as
- machine learning,
- natural language processing, as well as
- spatial data analysis,
- satellite imagery,
- drones and sensors.
It is seeking compelling data-driven storytelling, based on original data collection and analysis and strong visuals, that has the potential to shape public discourse and hold the powerful accountable.
Worth of Award
Most awards for the past data journalism project support has been between $10,000 – $20,000, but may be more or less depending on circumstances.
- This opportunity is open to U.S. residents and journalists around the world.
- It is open to proposals from freelance data journalists, staff journalists, or groups of newsrooms working in collaboration with a data project idea.
- The Pulitzer Centre wants to make sure that people from many backgrounds and perspectives are empowered to produce data journalism.
- That’s why it strongly encourages proposals from journalists and newsrooms who represent a broad array of social, racial, ethnic, underrepresented groups, and economic backgrounds.
How to Apply
To apply, you will be asked to provide the following:
- description of the proposed project, including distribution/publication plan, no more than 250 words. The centre looks more favorably on proposals that include a letter(s) of interest or support from publishers or editors.
- preliminary budget estimate, including a basic breakdown of costs. Include travel costs, software, satellite/GIS, or hardware costs. Please do not include stipends for journalists/team members who are in the employ of newsrooms or are being paid by a publisher. However, if you are a journalist collaborating with a data designer and/or data visual specialist you may include consultant fees in your budget.
- copy of your resume or curriculum vitae.
You will also be asked to provide
- Methodology where you will describe your approach to collecting and analyzing the data, and include your approach for fact-checking or independently verifying the data that will be used in your reporting. (Fact-checking and data verification could be the role of the publishing partner, but please explain the process.)
- Three examples (links) of your published work (or someone on your project team.) For example: data visualizations, infographics, and/or data-driven stories.
- Three professional references. These can be either contact information or letters of recommendation.
Deadline: This grant opportunity is now open, and applications will be reviewed on a first come, rolling basis.