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Beaches, tiny umbrellas, and funding. In other words: June and July deadlines are here!

“Looking back, it’s pretty remarkable just how many important friends and collaborators I met, how many ideas, stories and projects were spawned, as a result of my New Voices experience at the Public Radio Programming Conference in 2011. One of the most important moments in my radio career for sure.”

                                                                                                           Yowei Shaw, Invisibilia, NV ’14

AIR’s New Voices scholarship will open up to applications in early June. The program gives 15 emerging audio storytellers up to $1,500 each to attend the Third Coast Conference in November. During the conference, they receive special opportunities for professional development and social networking alongside a cohort of passionate makers with whom they can share inspiration and vision. Already on the edge of your seat? Sign up for the interest list to receive updates when submissions open.

In the meain time, here are five opportunities to hop on before the deadline:

• Eric Von Reporting Fellowship
Deadline: June 15, 2017
Details: The fellow will receive one year of paid, hands-on reporting experience at Milwaukee Public radio in this program created in remembrance of the late Eric Von, Localore lead producer and creator of “Precious Lives.”
Website: http://wuwm.com/work-wuwm#stream/0

• Rita Allen Fellowship for Science Communication
Deadline: June 30, 2017
Details: Fellows receive $82,000 and a year of Boston-based research into the state of science communication in media, starting January 2018.
Website: http://www.wgbh.org/support/ritaallenfellowship.cfm

• Marguerite Casey Foundation: 2017 Equal Voice Journalism Award
Deadline: June 30, 2017
Details: Emerging and established journalists may apply to receive $2,250 plus up to $1,000 in travel reimbursement to produce “one in-depth story or short series that illustrates how language, culture and race influence public attitudes and policy about poor people.” College-enrolled student journalists are also elligible to apply, and winners from that category will receive $500 and up to $800 for travel.
Website: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CaseyFellowship2017

• 2017 Future of Storytelling Prize
Deadline: July 7, 2017
Details: A $5,000 award will be given to an immersive, narrative-driven project that may include: virtual reality, web content, audio, data, mobile apps, games, or multimedia installations.
Wesbite: https://futureofstorytelling.org/

• 2017 Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition
Deadline (final): July 11, 2017
Details: Up to $4,000 of prizes for excellent audio work produced between July 2015 and July 2017.
Website: http://thirdcoastfestival.org/overview/competition/_2017-third-coast-richard-h-driehaus-foundation-competition

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