Pulitzer Center invites applications for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Gender Equality Grants in the USA in 2022.
Women and girls are disproportionately affected by global crises and face discrimination and violence worldwide. In the fight against the disparities they endure, they show resilience, strength, and leadership.
The Gender Equality Grant is designed to help journalists take to a new level the reporting on issues related to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
It values stories that elevate the voices of communities not often represented in the media, stories of resilience, and projects that tackle systemic issues of gender equality using data and investigative reporting. For inspiration, here are a few recent projects that have been supported:
- Women on the Move (The Everyday Projects)
- Immigrant Women at the Front of COVID-19 Resistance in Buenos Aires (Anita Pouchard Serra)
- Fighting Caste, Patriarchy, Climate and the Pandemic One Crop at a Time (Karthikeyan Hemalatha)
- Siona: Amazon’s Defenders Under Threat (Tom Laffay)
- ‘No Choice but to Do It’: How Women are Criminalized for Surviving (Justine van der Leun)
- Climate Change Pushes Girls in Northern Kenya Back to Early Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (Neha Wadekar and Will Swanson)
- ‘Buzz of a Mosquito… But With the Sound of Grief’:The Lives of India’s Women Prisoners (Jahnavi Sen)
- Misgendering, Sexual Violence, Harassment: What it is to be a Transgender Person in an Indian Prison (Sukanya Shantha)
Worth of Award
The average size of a Pulitzer Center grant is $5,000, but maybe more or less depending on circumstances.
This opportunity is open to U.S. residents and journalists around the world and is open to proposals from freelance journalists, staff journalists, or groups of newsrooms working in collaboration with a project idea.
Proposals from journalists and newsrooms who represent a broad array of social, racial, ethnic, underrepresented groups, and economic backgrounds are strongly encouraged.
How to Apply
Your application should include the following:
- description of the proposed project in no more than 250 words.
- preliminary budget estimate, including a basic breakdown of costs.
- compelling distribution plan.
Deadline: Grant proposals are accepted on a rolling basis.