Radio/Media Fellowships and Grants Directory

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AIRtime Visiting Artists

free103point9 now accepts proposals for AIRtime projects on an ongoing basis. Visiting artists may plan to conduct research and/or develop new transmission works. Artists should articulate a clear plan incorporating a live Saturday afternoon program broadcasted on WGXC 90.7-FM.

Agency: free103point9
Deadline: Rolling
Address: free103point9 5662 Route 23 Acra, NY 12405
Contact: 518-622-2598 info<at>

American Association of the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellowships for Reporters in Low Income Regions

Fellowships to support promising young science reporters from low income regions of the world.

Agency: American Association of the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Deadline: 2012 Deadline TBA
Address: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 1200 New York Avenue, NW
Contact: (202) 326-6440, media<at>

Arizona Humanities Council Project Grants

Project Grants are competitive awards for innovative, community-based projects and partnerships that connect Arizonans to humanities scholarship through public programming.

Agency: Arizona Humanities Council (AHC)
Deadline: Intent Deadlines (see website): July 22, 2011, November 18, 2011, March 16, 2012
Address: The Ellis-Shackelford House, 1242 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1887
Contact: Arizona Humanities Council, (602) 257-0335, Erica Kinias, ext. 26, ekinias<at>

Arthur F. Burns Fellowship Program for German and American Journalists

Each year 20 outstanding media professionals from the United States and Germany are awarded an opportunity to report from and travel in each other's countries as part of The Arthur F. Burns Fellowship Program. The program offers 10 young print and broadcast journalists from each country the opportunity to share professional expertise with their colleagues across the Atlantic while working as "foreign correspondents" for their hometown news organizations.

Agency: International Center for Journalists (ICFJ)
Deadline: March 1, 2012
Address: The Arthur F. Burns Fellowship, International Center for Journalists, 1616 H Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20006
Contact: Arthur F. Burns Fellowship Program: , (202) 737-3700

Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) Professional Fellowships

AAJA offers the following fellowships for our professional members: Knight-Poynter Fellowship, AAJA/Newspaper Association of America Foundation Minority Fellowship, AAJA/Poynter Institute Fellowship, Knowledge<at>Wharton Business Journalism Fellowship, AAJA Fellowship, AAJA Business Fellowship. You must be a current AAJA member to apply for these programs.

Agency: The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA)
Deadline: Deadlines vary, so please check website for the deadline you are looking for.
Address : AAJA, 1182 Market Street, Suite 320, San Francisco, CA 94102
Contact: Albert Lee, Professional Programs Coordinator, (415) 346-2051, ext. 107, albertl<at>

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) Student Programs

Awards include journalism scholarships, journalism internship grants, media internships, journalism trainings, and grad school scholarships.

Agency : The Asian American Journalists Association
Deadline: Deadlines vary
Address: AAJA, 1182 Market Street, Suite 320, San Francisco, CA 94102
Contact: Nao Vang, Student Programs Coordinator: (415) 346-2051 x 102, programs<at>

Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships

The Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships (AFPF), an American non-profit, non-governmental organization, is a cultural and professional exchange program for journalists. Through AFPF, journalists and their readers gain a broader view of the world and journalism thereby creating mutual understanding and peaceful relations between Americans and people of other nations. Fellows return home with new journalistic skills and knowledge, and a desire to advance a free, responsible press in their own countries–without which democracy does not exist.

Agency: Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships (AFPF)
Deadline: August 1, 2011
Address: 1100 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 440, Washington, DC 20036
Contact: AFPF Program Manager: (202) 429-3740, info<at>


Bicentennial Swedish-American Exchange Fund

The Bicentennial Swedish-American Exchange Fund is administered by the Swedish Institute in Stockholm and is intended for non-academic research or professional enrichment. The Bicentennial Fund will award grants up to SEK 30,000 each for proposed study visits to Sweden for two-to-four weeks.

Agency: Bicentennial Swedish-American Exchange Fund
Deadline: November 15, 2011
Address: Swedish Institute, Slottsbacken 10, Box 7434, 103 91 Stockholm, Sweden
Contact: The Bicentennial Swedish-American Exchange Fund:

Bush Fellowship Program

The Bush Fellowship is an opportunity for individuals to increase their capacity for and improve their practice of leadership while working with others to solve tough problems in their communities.

Agency: Bush Foundation
Deadline: March 2, 2012
Address: Bush Foundation, 332 Minnesota Street, Suite East 900, St. Paul, Minnesota 55101
Contact: Bush Foundation:(651)227-0891,


California Council for the Humanities / 2011 California Documentary Project

The California Documentary Project (CDP) is a competitive grant program of the California Council for the Humanities (CCH). CDP supports the research and development, production, and public engagement stages of film, radio, and new media projects that document the California experience and explore issues of significance to Californians. Projects should use the humanities to provide context, depth and perspective; enhance our understanding of California and its cultures, peoples and histories; and be suitable for California and national audiences. Eligible projects may apply for research and development funding up to $7,000, film or radio production funding up to $50,000, or new media production funding up to $20,000.

Agency: California Council for the Humanities
Deadline: October 3, 2011
Address: California Council for the Humanities, 312 Sutter Street, Suite 601, San Francisco, CA 94108
Contact: John Lightfoot, Program Officer,

California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships

The National Health Journalism Fellowship allows journalists to step away from their daily routines to spend five days in Los Angeles exploring the role that factors such as race, ethnicity, pollution, violence, and transportation and land-use policy play in prospects for good health. The Fellowship is open to print, broadcast, and online journalists from around the country, both employed and freelance. We’re looking for any journalist with a passion for health stories, not just those on the health beat. National fellows receive a $2,000 grant to underwrite reporting on a substantive health topic.
The Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism provides grants of up to $10,000 for reporting on critical health issues facing underserved communities.
The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Journalism Fund provides grants of $2,000-$5,000 to support reporting on children's health in California (eligibility limited to journalists who contribute to media outlets in California).

Agency: USC Annenberg
Deadline: April 16, 2012
Address: USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellowship, 300 S. Frand Ave., Suite 3950, Los Angeles, CA 9008
Contact: Martha Shirk, Program Consultant: marthashirk<at>, (650) 857-0481

Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute Reporting Award

The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University will provide funding for a "significant work of journalism in any medium on an under-reported topic in the public interest." Ineligible to apply are NYU affiliates, NYU graduates with degrees dated 2000 and thereafter, and journalists holding staff positions at established media outlets. NYU Journalism will self-publish the work on its website, either in tandem with an established media outlet or on its own. Award is $12,500 plus $6000 in NYU Graduate student assistance with research and fact-checking.

Agency: Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University
Deadline: January 31, 2012
Address: Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute New York University, 20 Cooper Square, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10003 Contact: 212-998-7980, thereportingaward<at>

Compton Mentor Fellowship

The Compton Foundation created the Mentor Fellowship Program to promote the creativity and support the commitment of graduating seniors from participating schools as they move beyond academic preparation to focus on continuing "real world" application and contribution. The Fellowship is intended to be for one year, beginning and ending at an annual mid-June gathering of Fellows held in the San Francisco area.

Agency: The Compton Foundation
Deadline: Deadline determined by each participating institution
Address: Compton Mentor Fellowship Program, PO Box 147, Zanesfield, OH 43360
Contact: Susan Beaudry, Program Director: grambeau <at>, (937)599.4277

Corporation for Public Broadcasting Public Radio Program Fund

The role of the Program Fund is to support programming that makes public radio invaluable to its listeners. Given today's complex media landscape where consumers have a myriad of choices for audio content, CPB Radio is targeting several strategic areas for program investment. The areas targeted present opportunities to further the mission of public radio, increase service on new media platforms and differentiate programming.

Agency: Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Deadline: Check website, multiple grants are offered and deadlines vary
Address: Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 401 Ninth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004
Contact: Kathy Merritt, Director, Program Investments: 202-879-9600


Dennis A. Hunt Health Journalism Fund

The Dennis A. Hunt Fund for Health Journalism provides grants of $2,500 to $10,000 for reporting on critical health issues facing underserved communities. Selection include participation in the all-expenses-paid National Health Journalism Fellowship, which provides a week of training in Los Angeles on community health issues (July 24-29, 2011). The Fund honors Dennis Hunt's legacy by providing financial support for ambitious investigative and explanatory journalism projects on community health and health policy issues. The fund is financed by memorial contributions from Hunt's friends and colleagues. The grant is designed to cover reporting and publishing- or broadcast-related costs such as travel, website development, database acquisition and analysis, environmental or health testing, translation services, and a journalist’s otherwise uncompensated time. Both freelancers and news outlet employees are eligible to apply.

Agency: The California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships at USC Annenberg School of Journalism
Deadline: May 2, 2011
Address: CAhealth<at>
Contact: Martha Shirk at CAHealth<at>

Distribution Funds for New York State Media Artists

free103point9 is pleased to announce the next Distribution Grant Deadline for New York State Artists providing support for the distribution and exhibition of new works in film, video, sound, new-media, and media-installation. Funding is available from free103point9 through a regrant from New York State Council on the Arts' Electronic Media and Film Program. Grant awards will assist artists in making works available to public audiences and may include, but are not limited to: moving image and sound works; duplication of preview, screening and exhibition copies; promotional materials including documentation and schematics of media-installation and new-media works. The rental or purchase of equipment essential for exhibition/distribution by individual artists is also eligible.

Agency: free103point9
Deadline: October 31, 2011
Address: free103point9 5662 Route 23 Acra, NY 12405
Contact: 518-622-2598 regrant<at>


East-West Center Journalism Fellowships

Journalism fellowships and exchanges for working American and Asia Pacific journalists promote understanding of the complexities of the Asia Pacific region through study tours. Intensive dialogue with colleagues, government officials, business executives and community leaders provides participants with a means to broaden their network of contacts.

Agency: East-West Center
Deadline: Multiple deadlines - Check website
Address: East-West Center, 1601 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96848
Contact: Susan Kreifels, Media Programs Coordinator:(808) 944-7176, kreifels<at>

Entergy Micro Grants

PLEASE NOTE: Entergy has replaced Community Partnership Grants with Micro Grants. Like Community Partnership Grants, Micro Grants are designed for requests of $1,000 or less, but they feature a shorter application form and a streamlined review process. Micro Grants allow Entergy to address the needs of smaller organizations year-round and throughout our entire area of operations. If your organization was considering applying for a Community Partnership Grant this year, please consider submitting a Micro Grant request instead. Micro Grants can be used for projects that effectively impact arts & culture, community improvement/enrichment, education & literacy, the environment or healthy families.

Agency: Entergy Charitable Foundation
Deadline: Ongoing
Address: Entergy Charitable Foundation, locations vary
Contact: Multiple coordinations - check website

European Journalism Fellowships in Berlin

Each year, 10 to 15 fellowships are awarded to journalists from Eastern and Western Europe and the United States who want to spend two semesters engaging in research in Berlin. Since 1999, the program of the European Journalism-Fellowships (EJF) at the International Center for Journalism of the Freie Universitaet Berlin has become established as an important institution for journalists at the European level.

Agency: Journalisten-Kolleg of the Freie Universitaet Berlin
Deadline: January 31, 2012
Address: Europäische Journalisten-Fellowships (EJF), Journalisten-Kolleg der Freien Universität Berlin, Otto-von-Simson-Str. 3, 14195 Berlin, Germany
Contact: +49 -30-8385-3315, ejf<at>


Fledgling Fund

The Fledgling Fund "helps innovative projects take flight." Fledgling's creative media initiative supports film and other media projects that engage key audiences in efforts to affect positive social change. Fledgling uses a three-pronged approach that includes funding for an innovative film or media project, funding for a strategic outreach campaign, as well as financial support for the community-based organizations that are committed to the issues raised in the film/media. Typically, The Fledgling Fund's grant size ranges from $10,000 - $35,000.

Agency: The Fledgling Fund
Deadline: February 17, 2012
Address: The Fledgling Fund, 162 Fifth Avenue Suite 901, New York, New York 10010
Contact: 212-242-1680 info<at>


German Marshall Fund Journalism Fellowships

The German Marshall Fund began offering Journalism Fellowships in 1999 to expand the quantity and quality of European issues covered in the United States. The program’s original objective — to increase the number of American journalists who report on European and transatlantic issues — has expanded to give Europeans an opportunity to travel to the United States and report back on U.S. issues. $2,000–25,000, with funds for travel as appropriate.

Agency: The German Marshall Fund of the United States
Deadline: Rolling deadline
Address: The German Marshall Fund of the United States, 1744 R Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009
Contact: Ursula Soyez, Program Officer: (202) 683-2650, info<at>

GRAMMY Foundation Grants

The GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program awards grants to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas. The Archiving and Preservation area has two funding categories.

Agency: National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences
Deadline: Check website after June 2012
Address: The GRAMMY Foundation, 3030 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404
Contact: GRAMMY Foundation Grants: (310) 392-3777, grammyfoundation<at>


Hale Fellowship

Journalists will spend one week working with staff of PRI's The World to produce stories that highlight how international issues have an impact on the United States, or how U.S. issues can have a global impact. Fellowship opportunities are open to public radio reporters who are either station-based or freelancers. Three separate one-week residencies happen in March, April, and May of 2012.

Agency: Public Radio International
Deadline: February 8, 2012
Address: PRI's The World, One Guest Street, Boston, MA 02135
Contact: William Troop, Senior Editor, c/o Katherine Griffin:


ICFJ International Reporting Fellowship for Minority Journalists

Up to 8 minority journalists from the United States will be selected and provided support to develop foreign reporting projects that will lead to articles in their home media. Freelance journalists are also welcome to apply, as long as they detail a plan for publishing their reports. The articles will shed light on global issues that have a direct impact on their local communities. Projects with focus on religion, human rights, and government transparency are preferred, but not required.

Agency: International Center for Journalists
Deadline: Jan 6, 2012
Address: 1616 H Street, NW, Third Floor, Washington, D.C. 20006
Contact: International Center for Journalists: 202.737.3700

IJJ Immigration Reporting Program

Twelve Fellows will be selected to participate in the professional development program, which will help reporters cover legal, political and demographic developments involving immigration. The program will provide journalists with facts, figures and perspectives to move beyond the typical campaign rhetoric on immigration. It also will examine the anticipated electoral impact of immigrants who have become newly eligible to vote.

Agency: The Institute for Justice and Journalism
Deadline: January 19, 2012
Address: Institute for Justice and Journalism, 663 13th St. Suite 200, Oakland, CA 94612
Contact: Warren Vieth: (405) 501-3374, ijj<at>

IJNR Institutes for Journalism & Natural Resources

The mission of the Institutes for Journalism & Natural Resources (IJNR) is to advance public understanding and civic engagement about issues of environment protection, resource conservation and responsible economic development through better journalism. IJNR conducts expedition-style programs of training and professional development throughout the U.S. for journalists at all career stages and from all sorts and sizes of news outlets—ranging from newspapers and magazines to radio, television and online operations. To supplement and reinforce its field-based training programs, IJNR provides year-round coaching and mentoring for journalists, along with constant access to web-based tools designed to support their ongoing work. IJNR conducts between two and five Institutes per year, Institutes are between three and ten days in duration, and each Institute accepts between 10 and 15 journalists.

Agency: Institutes for Journalism & Natural Resources
Deadline: Dependent on Institute dates. See website for details.
Address: PO Box 1996, Missoula, MT, 59806
Contact: IJNR 406.273.4626, contact<at>

IRP Fellowships in International Journalism

The IRP Fellowships allow U.S. journalists to do original, in-depth reporting projects overseas. A chief aim of the program is to encourage journalists to cover neglected, “under-reported” stories of global importance. IRP Fellowships are nine weeks long. IRP Fellows begin by coming to Washington D.C. for two weeks where they prepare for their five-week overseas reporting projects.

Agency: International Reporting Project
Deadline: April 2, 2012
Address: Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, 1619 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
Contact: International Reporting Project: (202) 663-7761, irp<at>


Jewish New Media Innovation Fund

The Jewish New Media Innovation Fund invites proposals for projects that use new media tools—including video, digital communications, social networks, and more—to empower Jews to interact with, share, build, and explore Jewish life. The Fund is looking to better understand how digital media can help preserve Jewish history, renew Jewish traditions, and revitalize Jewish institutions while promoting more vibrant and meaningful Jewish life in the 21st century. A collaboration between the Righteous Persons Foundation, the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, and the Jim Josephs Foundation, the Fund will distribute grants totaling $500,000.

Agency: Jewish New Media Innovation Fund
Deadline: 2012 Deadline TBA: Past deadline November 22, 2010
Address: N/A
Contact: Through website only

John S. Knight International Journalism Fellowships

The Knight International Journalism Fellowships Program is a private-sector effort designed to share professional expertise and offer assistance to journalists in countries without a tradition of a free press. Professionals are dispatched to media organizations to teach, train and consult. The purpose of the program is one of mutual benefit: to help colleagues nurture the development of a strong and free press, and to enhance understanding among news professionals of the press and cultures of countries throughout the world.

Agency: Knight International Journalism Fellowships
Deadline: Check website - ongoing
Address: Knight International Journalism Fellowships, International Center for Journalists, 1616 H Street NW, Third Floor, Washington, DC 20006
Contact: Knight International: (202) 737-3700 (Office), knight<at>

Jostens Community Grants

Jostens provides support to organizations that help young people acquire the skills they need to succeed in school and in life. Programs with a focus on early intervention, improving literacy or high school graduation rates, or preparing students for post-secondary study are examples of activities that advance the Foundation's mission.

Agency: Jostens Foundation
Deadline: Quarterly Q1 - February 25th, 2011; Q2 - May 27th, 2011; Q3 - August 26th, 2011; Q4 - November 28th, 2011
Address: Jostens Foundation, 3601 Minnesota Drive Suite 400, Minneapolis, MN 55435
Contact: Teresa Olson: (952)830-3235, foundation<at>

Journalism Center on Children and Families Fellowships

Fellowships give journalists the opportunity to build knowledge and expertise on reporting critical social issues, by meeting with renowned experts and building their skills in journalism workshops. Journalists develop compelling story ideas and collect relevant sources.

Agency: Journalism Center on Children and Families
Deadline: 2012 deadlines unknown
Entry Fee: Unknown
Address: Journalism Center on Children & Families, Room 1100, Knight Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, Md. 20742
Contact: Journalism Center on Children and Families: (301)405-8808, info<at>

Judith Rothschild Foundation

The Foundation makes grants to present, preserve, or interpret work of the highest aesthetic merit by lesser known American artists who have died after September 12, 1976. The primary emphasis is to promote public awareness of the scope of the artists\' achievements as well as direct aesthetic experience of their work.

Agency: Judith Rothschild Foundation
Deadline: Not offering 2009-2010
Address: The Judith Rothschild Foundation, P.O. Box 223, Flourtown, PA 19031
Contact: Judith Rothschild Foundation: (215) 540-8400


Knight News Challenge

The Knight News Challenge is an open competition to support innovative uses of technology to create, deliver and sustain journalism in the digital age. Now in it's sixth year, the content invites proposals that fit specific categories: Mobile, Authenticity, Sustainability and Community

Agency: John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Deadline: 2012 Deadline TBA
Entry Fee: None
Address: John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Wachovia Financial Center Building, Suite 3300, 200 South Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33131-2349
Contact: John Bracken, Knight Director of Digital Media

Kiplinger Fellowship in Program in Public Affairs Journalism

That's why the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism offers short-term fellowships to help make better use of new online tools and channels. Thanks to the generous support of the Kiplinger Foundation, the training will be offered free of charge. In addition, the fellowship covers lodging, most meals and includes a travel stipend. The 2012 fellowship runs from Sunday, April 15, through Friday, April 20.

Agency: Ohio State University's John Glenn School of Public Affairs
Deadline: Dec 31, 2011
Address: Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism, The Ohio State University University Communications, 372 Bricker Hall,190 North Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210
Contact: Lauren Boyd: 614-292-4373, boyd.404<at>

Knight-Wallace Fellows at Michigan

The Fellowship is designed to broaden perspectives, nurture intellectual growth, and inspire personal transformation. International travel is an integral part of this; currently excursions include Argentina and Russia. With no deadlines to worry about, you are free to explore the expanse of scholarship available at the University of Michigan. Multi-platform training features a workshop by instructors from the Poynter Institute and a “backpack” of equipment supplied to each Fellow to help tailor new techniques to individual demands. Leading academics and figures of major interest in journalism give seminars and discuss issues. $70,000 stipend, plus all tuition and fees.

Agency: University of Michigan
Deadline: February 1, 2012
Address: Knight-Wallace Fellows at Michigan, Mike and Mary Wallace House, 620 Oxford Road, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Contact: Charles R. Eisendrath, Director: (734)998-7666, kwfellows<at>

Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and in Economics and Business Journalism

The Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism offers qualified journalists the opportunity to enhance their understanding and knowledge of business, economics and finance in a year-long, full-time program administered by the journalism school. Fellows take courses at Columbia's graduate schools of journalism, business, law and international affairs; participate in off-the-record seminars and dinner meetings with corporate executives, economists and academics; and attend briefings and field trips to New York-based media companies and financial institutions.

Agency: Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism
Deadline: March 1, 2012
Address: Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, 2950 Broadway, New York, NY 10027
Contact: Terri Thompson, Director: tat5<at>, (212) 854-2711


Lindbergh Foundation Grants

The Lindbergh Foundation provides grants to men and women whose individual initiative and work in a wide spectrum of disciplines furthers the Lindberghs' vision of a balance between the advance of technology and the preservation of the natural/human environment.

Agency: Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation
Deadline: June 19, 2011
Address: The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation, 2150 Third Avenue North, Suite 310, Anoka, MN 55303
Contact: Lindbergh Foundation: (763) 576-1596, info<at>


Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities

Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities' grant supports public programming in the humanities in Massachusetts, including film-, lecture-, reading-, and discussion series; exhibits; media pre-production and distribution; and other public activities. The standard maximum award is $5,000, though some thematic and media grants can be as high as $10,000.

Agency: Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
Deadline: See website for specific dates
Address: Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities, 66 Bridge Street, Northampton MA 01060
Contact: Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities: (413) 584-8440

Metcalf Fellowships

Diversity in Environmental Reporting Fellowships - A 42-week science and reporting fellowship available to six working minority journalists. The fellowship program supports diversity, science training, and informed reporting on the environment.
Annual Workshop for Journalists - A week-long immersion program fellowship in marine and environmental sciences, is available to 12-14 journalists. The workshop emphasizes basic methods of scientific research, the principles and ethics that guide scientific inquiry, and how to analyze and interpret data.
Metcalf-Yale Forum Fellowship for Climate Change and Business Reporting - This fellowship provided travel, lodging, and conference registration costs for business journalists to attend the Society of Environmental Journalists' 2009 Conference, including two special sessions on the economic impacts of climate change.

Agency: Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting
Deadline: Environmental Reporting Fellowships: February 13, 2012
Address: Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting, URI Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett, RI 02882
Contact: Fellowships Coordinator: (401) 874-6500, fellowships<at>

MetLife Foundation Grants

The MetLife Foundation was created in 1976 by MetLife to continue its longstanding tradition of contributions and community involvement. The goal is to empower people to lead healthy, productive lives and strengthen communities. Underlying the Foundation's programs is a focus on education at all ages and a commitment to increasing access and opportunity. The Foundation makes grants in health, education, civic affairs and culture.

Agency: MetLife Foundation Grants
Deadline: Rolling
Address: MetLife Foundation, 1095 Avenue of the Americas 40th Floor, New York, NY 10036
Contact: Check website


National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) The Arts in Media

Grants are available to support the development, production, and national distribution of innovative media projects about the arts (e.g., visual arts, music, dance, literature, design, theater, musical theater, opera, folk & traditional arts, and media arts including film, audio, animation, and digital art) and media projects that can be considered works of art.

Agency: National Endowment for the Arts
Deadline: 2012 Deadlines TBA; Past Deadline Setember 1, 2011
Address: National Endowment for the Arts, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20506
Contact: Media Arts staff: Laura Welsh at welshl <at> or 202-682-5738. Website:

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Art Works Grants

Art Works encourages and supports the following four outcomes: Creation: The creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence; Engagement: Public engagement with diverse and excellent art; Learning: Lifelong learning in the arts, and; Livability: The strengthening of communities through the arts.

Agency: National Endowment for the Arts
Deadline: 2012 Deadline TBA; Past deadline: August 11, 2011
Address: National Endowment for the Arts, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20506
Contact: Media Arts Specialist: Mary Smith, smithm<at> or 202-682-5742

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Challenge America Fast-Track

The Challenge America Fast-Track category offers support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations -- those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Grants are for $10,000.

Agency: National Endowment for the Arts
Deadline: May 26, 2011
Address: National Endowment for the Arts, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20506
Contact: Challenge America Fast-Track Specialists: (202)682-5700, fasttrack<at>

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) America's Media Makers Grants

Grants for America’s Media Makers support projects in the humanities that explore stories, ideas, and beliefs that deepen our understanding of our lives and our world. NEH offers two categories of grants for media projects, Development Grants and Production Grants. Awards last for one to three years and may range from $100,000 to $800,000.

Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities
Deadline: January 11, 2012
Address: NEH, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20506
Contact: National Endowment Humanities Division of Public Programs: (202)606-8269, publicpgms<at>

National Health Journalism Fellowship

This all-expenses-paid Fellowship provides a $2,000 reporting stipend and a week of training in Los Angeles (July 24-29, 2011) on community health issues. It is open to professional journalists from print, broadcast, and online media around the country, including freelancers. Applicants need not be fulltime health reporters, but they need to have a passion for health news (broadly defined). Applications from ethnic media journalists are strongly encouraged, as are applications proposing collaborative projects between mainstream and ethnic news outlets. Applicants must be based in the United States, and Fellowship projects must be published in or broadcast by bona fide journalistic outlets, not outlets whose operations are funded exclusively by a corporation, foundation, university, or advocacy organization. Journalism students are ineligible.

Agency: The California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships at USC Annenberg
Deadline: May 2, 2011
Address: Email CAhealth<at>
Contact: CAhealth<at>

National Press Club Scholarship Funds

National Press Club Scholarship for Journalism Diversity - The scholarship consists of a $2,000 one-year scholarship open to high school seniors who are preparing to enter college and intend to become a journalist and who will bring diversity to U.S. journalism.
Feldman Fellowship for Graduate Studies in Journalism - A fellowship for graduate students in journalism. The fellowship is named for Dennis Feldman, a club member who had a long career as a journalist and public relations adviser after putting himself through grad school at night. Winners will receive a one-time stipend of $5,000 to help defray post-graduate tuition costs.
Richard G. Zimmerman Journalism Scholarship - The National Press Club is pleased to announce that the late Richard G. Zimmerman, a member of long standing, has endowed a significant scholarship in aid of high school seniors who wish to pursue a career in journalism. Recipients will receive a non-renewal award of $5,000.

Agency: National Press Club
Deadline: March 1, 2012
Address: Attn: Fellowship Committee, General Manager's Office, National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20045
Contact: (202) 662-7599

Neuffer Fellowship

The goal of the Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship is to provide a woman journalist with a transformative experience that will impact her career by offering her the opportunity to conduct research at leading academic institutions and build journalistic skills. The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship seeks to impact public awareness of human rights journalism by encouraging dialogue and discussion about critical human rights issues.

Agency: International Women's Media Foundation
Deadline: April 30, 2012
Address: Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship, International Women's Media Foundation, 1625 K Street NW Suite 1275, Washington, D.C. 20006 Contact: neuffer<at>

New Media Women Entrepreneurs Grants

NMWE is a unique initiative addressing opportunity and innovation, recruitment and retention for women in journalism by spotlighting their ingenuity and entrepreneurial abilities. Pilot projects will show what can be done. Research will tell us what more to do. And an awards program and summit will showcase women’s creative ideas. NMWE is supported by the McCormick Foundation.

Agency: J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism and the McCormick Foundation
Deadline: January 27, 2012
Address: J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism, ATTN: New Media Women, 3201 New Mexico Ave. NW, Ste. 330 Washington, DC 20016
Contact: NMWE: (202) 885-8100, andrew<at>

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Artists' Fellowships

Artists' Fellowships are $7,000 cash awards made to individual originating artists living and working in the state of New York for unrestricted use. Grants are awarded in 16 artistic disciplines, with applications accepted in eight categories each year.

Agency : New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)
Deadline: Dec 16, 2011
Address: New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), 20 Jay Street, 7th Floor, Suite 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Contact: NYFA: (212)366.6900, fellowships<at>

New Voices

New Voices is a pioneering program to seed innovative community news ventures in the United States. Through 2010, New Voices is helping to fund the start-up of 56 micro-local news projects. 2009 and 2010 grantees will receive $17,000 grants and have the opportunity for $8,000 in follow-up funding after one year. New Voices is administered by J-Lab at American University and supported by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Agency : J-Lab: The institute for Interactive Journalism
Deadline : 2012 Deadline TBA; Past deadline March 1, 2010
Period of Coverage : N/A
Entry Fee: None
Address : J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism, 3201 New Mexico Ave. NW, Ste. 330, Washington, DC 20016
Contact : J-Lab: (202) 885-8100, news<at>


Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship

Our program is a one-week, residential experience open to professional writers, producers, and editors working for print, broadcast, radio, and Internet media. The ideal candidate will have at least two years of writing, producing, or editing experience for a general-interest audience. Freelancers, book authors, and writers from nontraditional media may also be considered, but should be able to show a substantial portfolio of work.

Agency : Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Deadline : May 15, 2012
Address : Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Mail Stop #16, Woods Hole, MA 02543
Contact : Erin Koenig: (508) 289-3340, media<at>


Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellowships

Seminars, field trips and demonstrations designed to help orient journalists new to Washington, especially regional reporters. Paul Miller Fellows dedicate one day a month for nine months, September through May, to intensive study sessions on such subjects as the federal budget and appropriations processes, campaign finance, congressional lobbying and the federal court system. The emphasis is always on translating what happens in Washington into news of value to regional news organizations.

Agency: National Press Foundation
Deadline: Check Website
Address: National Press Foundation, 1211 Connecticut Ave, NW Ste 310, Washington, DC, 20036
Contact: Nolan Walters: (202) 663-7285 (Office), nolan<at>



Radcliffe Fellowship

Radcliffe Fellows are award-winning artists, academics, and professionals—including musicians, mathematicians, filmmakers, anthropologists, biologists, and writers — who convene at the Radcliffe Institute for a full year to focus on individual projects and research while benefiting from a multidisciplinary community in the University setting.

Agency: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Harvard University
Deadline: November 15, 2011
Address: Radcliffe Fellowship Program, 8 Garden Street, Byerly Hall, Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact: Radcliffe Fellowship Program: fellowships<at>, (617) 496-1324

Radio Television Digital News Foundation (RTNDF) Beat Reporting Fellowships

Vada and Col. Barney Oldfield National Security Reporting Fellowship - A $1,000 award given annually to a reporter or producer in radio or television news to help them cover national defense and security issues.

Agency: Radio Television Digital News Foundation (RTDNF)
Deadline: May 13, 2011
Address: RTDNF, 4121 Plank Road, #512, Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Contact: Katie Switchenko: katies<at>, 202.662.7158

Radio and Television News Directors Foundation (RTNDF) International Fellowship

On this mini "grad school" program fellow will meet German journalists, politicians and business leaders in Berlin and across Germany. Fellows will also stop in Brussels, Belgium for meetings at the EU and NATO. Many former participants have nurtured contacts and professional experiences that have lasted years, and have returned to their stations with stories ready for air.

Agency: Radio and Television News Directors Foundation
Deadline: March 1, 2012 for the program in June 2012; June 1, 2012 for the program in October 2012
Address: RTDNA/RTDNF 4121 Plank Road, #512, Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Contact: Jon Ebinger: (202)467-5250, jon<at>

Radio and Television News Directors Foundation (RTNDF) Minority Fellowships

N.S. Bienstock Fellowship - This award recognizes a promising minority journalist in radio or television news.In addition to the $2,500 award, winners of the N.S. Bienstock Fellowship receive an expense-paid trip to the RTDNA/SPJ National Conference.
Michele Clark Fellowship - A permanent $1,000 award for young, promising minority professionals in television or radio news. Winners of the Michele Clark Fellowships receive an expense-paid trip to the RTDNA/SPJ National Conference.

Agency: Radio and Television News Directors Foundation
Deadline: 2012 Deadline TBA; Past Deadline May 13, 2011
Address: RTDNA/RTDNF 4121 Plank Road, #512, Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Contact: Katie Switchenko: katies<at>, 202.662.7158.

Reuters Foundation Fellowship Program at Green College Oxford UK

Around 25 journalists from around the globe study in Oxford each year on Fellowships of either three, six or nine months, covering one, two or all three terms of the academic year. Fellows may join the Institute in October, January or April.

Agency: The Reuters Foundation
Deadline: January 31, 2012
Address: Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Department of Politics & International Relations, University of Oxford, 13 Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6PS
Contact: The Reuters Foundation : +44 (0)1865 611090,<at>

Rosalynn Carter Fellowships For Mental Health Journalism

The Carter Center Mental Health Program in Atlanta, GA provides six one-year fellowships for U.S. journalists to report on a selected topic regarding mental health or mental illnesses. The Fellowships are designed to increase accurate reporting on mental health issues and decrease incorrect, stereotypical information. Each journalist awarded will receive a $10,000 stipend.

Agency: The Carter Center
Deadline: April 16, 2012
Address: The Carter Center, One Copenhill, 453 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia 30307
Contact: Rebecca G. Palpant, M.S., Senior Program Associate: (404) 420-5165, ccmhp<at>

Reuters Foundation Fellowship Program at Stanford

The Foundation runs two fellowship programmes, offering a practical form of professional assistance to established technologists and journalists. Fellows are able to step back from work pressures and study special interests and projects, broadening their international experience. The Digital Vision Program at Stanford University offers outstanding technologists the opportunity to use their vision and talent to devise information technology solutions to humanitarian problems in the developing world.

Agency: The Reuters Foundation
Deadline: On hiatus
Address: Digital Vision Program, Cordura Hall, 210 Panama Street, Stanford, CA 94305
Contact: The Reuters Foundation Digital Vision Program:(650) 724-4069, digitalvision<at>


Scripps Howard Semester in Washington Internship Program

The Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington internship program brings two international students per year to Washington, D.C., to work at the Scripps Howard News Service for a semester. The internship is designed to give international students an opportunity to cover events in the U.S. capital, as well as to report and write feature stories for the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire.

Agency: Acoustical Society of America
Deadline: 2012 Deadline TBA: Past Deadline September 12, 2011
Address: International Center for Journalists, 1616 H Street, N.W., Third Floor, Washington, D.C. 20006
Contact: Claritza E. Jiménezm, Program Officer:

Society of Environmental Journalists Fund for Environmental Journalism

SEJ's Fund for Environmental Journalism is accepting applications for grants of up to $2,500 to help underwrite environmental reporting projects and entrepreneurial ventures.

Agency: Society of Environmental Journalists
Deadline: November 15, 2011
Address: Society of Environmental Journalists, P.O. Box 2492, Jenkintown, PA 19046
Contact: SEJ:(215) 884-8174

SoundVision Productions' Science Literacy Project Fellowships

The Science Literacy Project is a series of intensive, six-day training workshops, created by SoundVision Productions, in which journalists gain a deep understanding of the science that underlies today's advances, and the intricacies of reporting about it. They look for news and public affairs journalists who report on science, health, environment or technology issues—as well as editors, news directors and general assignment reporters—who seek concentrated training in science journalism and creative use of the radio medium. Applicants must be frequent contributors to local, regional or national news or public affairs programs for public or community radio stations. They recruit and select up to twelve participants for each workshop which takes place each year in April at varying locations.

Agency: SoundVision Productions
Deadline: 2012 Deadline TBA; Last deadline December 10, 2010
Address: SoundVision Productions®, 2991 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 304, Berkeley, California 94705-1872
Contact: Bari Scott, Executive Director: bari<at>, 510.486.1185

Stone & Holt Weeks Fellowship

The Fellowship was created in memory of Stone and Holt Weeks by NPR and The Washington Post following their tragic deaths. Designed to give a promising individual the opportunity to launch a career in journalism, the fellowship consists of two sessions: 12 weeks at The Washington Post followed by 12 weeks at NPR in Washington, to learn how to report for print, web and radio.

Agency: NPR and The Washington Post
Deadline: April 30, 2012
Address: The Stone & Holt Weeks Fellowship, NPR, 635 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001
Contact: Stone & Holt Weeks Fellowship:


The Transmission Project

The Transmission Project amplifies the power of public media and technology. We place Digital Arts Service Corps members in support of capacity-building projects for organizations working to bring individuals and communities out of poverty through developing opportunities and resources necessary to contribute and participate fully in our economy and democracy.

Agency: AmeriCorps
Deadline: 2012 deadline TBA; Past deadline March 22, 2010
Address: Transmission Project, CPCS / UMass Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125-3393
Contact: info<at>

Trust for Mutual Understanding

The Trust for Mutual Understanding is an American foundation supporting cultural and environmental exchange between the United States, Russia, and Eastern and Central Europe.

Agency : Trust for Mutual Understanding
Deadline: February 1, 2012 and August 1 2012
Address: Trust for Mutual Understanding, 6 West 48th Street, 12th Floor, New York, New York 10036
Contact: Trust for Mutual Understanding: (212) 843-0404, tmu<at>


U.S.- Austrian Journalism Exchange Fellowships

Up to six outstanding media professionals from the United States and Austria are awarded an opportunity to report from and travel in each other's countries as part of the U.S.-Austrian Journalism Fellowships. The program offers young print and broadcast journalists from each country the opportunity to share professional expertise with their colleagues across the Atlantic while working as "foreign correspondents" for their hometown news organizations. The program aims to foster greater understanding and knowledge of both countries among future media leaders and their audiences.

Agency: International Center for Journalists
Deadline: 2012 Deadline TBA; Past deadline May 1, 2010
Address: For American Applicants: International Center for Journalists, 1616 H Street NW, Washington D.C. 20006
Contact: For American Applicants - Emily Schult, Program Officer:, (202) 737-3700






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