Looking to expand your journalism toolkit, take on a new beat or receive recognition for your work? Check out these promising courses, fellowships and competitions with deadlines in April. Each is open to journalists worldwide.
International Women’s Media Foundation reporting trips Deadline: April 1, 2016
Women journalists worldwide can take a reporting trip to Central Africa with the International Women’s Media Foundation. Two groups of journalists will report on civic engagement issues from the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Fellowship-related expenses like travel, lodging, meals and fixers/interpreters will be covered. For more information, click here.
National Endowment for Democracy grants Deadline: April 1, 2016
Independent media organizations, civic groups and associations can seek funding for projects that advance democratic ideals through the National Endowment for Democracy. Grant amounts vary, but the average grant lasts 12 months and is around US$50,000. For more information, click here.
Society of Environmental Journalists awards Deadline: April 1, 2016
Journalists worldwide can compete for this award, which recognizes excellence in environmental coverage. Categories include outstanding feature story, outstanding in-depth reporting, outstanding photography and best environmental book. The winners in each category will receive US$500 at SEJ’s Annual Conference this September in Sacramento, California. For more information, click here.
Data Journalism Awards Deadline: April 10, 2016
Each year, the Global Editors Network (GEN) hosts the Data Journalism Awards to recognize the best data-driven journalism from media organizations and journalists worldwide. GEN awards EUR1,000 prizes to 12 category winners, and the awards will be given out at the GEN Summit in Vienna. For more information, click here.
Leica Oskar Barnack Award Deadline: April 15, 2016
If your photography captures the relationship between humans and the environment, you could win the Leica Oskar Barnack Award. Prizes include a Leica M camera and a lens worth EUR10,000 (US$10,857) in addition to a cash prize of EUR25,000 (US$27,144). The contest also features the Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award, given to any (prospective) professional photographer age 25 or under, and the Leica Oskar Barnack Public Award. For more information, click here.
Hubert H. Humphrey fellowships Deadline: Rolling
Non-U.S. journalism and communication professionals can spend a year pursuing nondegree graduate-level study, leadership development and professional collaboration in the U.S. as a Hubert H. Humphrey fellow. In addition, fellows are encouraged to immerse themselves in American culture away from their host campus. For more information, click here.