News - Call for applications
BRUSSELS - Do you have a European story that goes across borders, and do you need a bit of extra support to carry it out? Then maybe Journalismfund.eu can help you with a research grant.
The aim of Journalismfund.eu is to support research for investigative stories with relevance for a European audience. When journalists cooperate across borders they can pool knowledge and time for research. Due to the different languages and media traditions they are not direct competitors. Actually they can overcome language and other difficulties when following a story in different countries by cooperating. And when they publish simultaneously in each their media, their story can get a stronger impact too.
Good journalism needs good ideas, competent and committed journalists, supportive editors - and time and money. The latter is something the European Fund for Investigative Journalism can help with.
In this round we can distribute € 20.000, the size of the individual grants will depend on the number and quality of the applications. The application must be uploaded on the website by 20th of September 2011. The decision on who can receive a research grant will be mailed to you by 5th of October 2011.
Please read carefully the rules for applications and only turn to us after having read them. Also the assessment criteria, that the jury applies, will be of interest to you before considering, whether to apply or not. Applications can only be submitted via the online application form.
The selection among applicants will be made according to the assessment criteria by a jury of experienced colleagues in the field.
The money for this round of applications comes from a grant by the Open Society Foundation. There are no editorial strings attached to the OSF support.
The members of the jury are anonymous as long as they are active jury members and their names will only be revealed at the moment they leave the jury. This model has been chosen in order to strengthen the credibility of the jury’s work.