IWMF Call for Applications: Howard G. Buffett Fund For Women Journalists

Women Journalists

Deadline: 6 July 2016 The International Women Media Foundation (IWMF) is currently inviting women journalists from around the world for its Howard G. Buffett Fund, supporting projects including educational opportunities, investigative reporting and media development initiatives. Objectives The Fund’s objectives are to: Advance women in the news media worldwide by funding innovative projects and unique […]

IWMF Reporting Trips to Colombia and El Salvador: Supporting Women Journalists

Reporting Trips

Deadline: 15 May 2016 The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) has announced Reporting Trips to El Salvador and Colombia. A group of six journalists from anywhere in the world will report on conservation and sustainable development in Colombia. The trip will be based in Riohacha, Department of La Guajira. Concurrently, another group of six journalists […]

Apply for African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting Awards!

Apply for African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting Awards!

Deadline: 26 April 2016 African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting Awards (hereafter ACCER Awards) is Africa’s premier environmental and climate change reporting program, run and founded by the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) in 2013.  journalists and other media practitioners from across Africa submit entries which demonstrate how their work has practically enhanced access […]

U.S. Mission to Pakistan: Providing Media Training and Professional Journalism Development

U.S. Mission to Pakistan: Media Training and Professional Journalism Development in Pakistan

Deadline: 10 June 2016 The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad is seeking proposals from eligible organisations to support activities focused on providing media training and professional development to professionals in the media field. It aims to support the Department of State’s initiatives to promote and strengthen the field of journalism […]

Twitter for Good: 9 steps for NGOs to get on Twitter

Twitter for Good: 9 steps for NGOs to get on Twitter

Believe it or not, Twitter is revolutionizing communication as we know it. The freedom and power of 140 characters is taking the social media by storm every day. Daily we come across various things which are ‘trending’ on social media, and Twitter has major role to play there. For NGOs, many are on social media […]

Call for Applications: The Global Drug Policy Advocacy Fellowship Program for Asia & Africa

Deadline: 25 April 2016

The Global Drug Policy Program under Open Society Foundations (OSF) invites applications to the 2016 Asia & Africa Advocacy Fellowship Program on Drug Policy Reform.

This program supports those working in sectors related to drug policy in order to increase their understanding of international drug policy reform issues, improve their advocacy skills, and enhance their capacity in working with the media on drug policy. The fellowship seeks to increase the capacity of emerging and new leaders in drug policy reform, including people not necessarily working full-time on drug-related issues.

Objectives

The objectives of the fellowship include the following:

  • increase their knowledge of global drug policy reform issues on a region-by-region approach
  • increase their understanding of the international drug control system and conflicts with other United Nations priorities
  • have a greater awareness of the drug policy reform landscape and key figures within that movement
  • establish links with those working in drug policy, particularly in the UK
  • build and develop their communications skills, including for media interviews, press releases, press databases, public speaking
  • have an understanding of the tools for debate, so that they can confidently challenge anti-reform positions
  • improve their confidence as drug policy advocates both through participation in the program and through ongoing support from the host organization

Priority Areas

The program includes the following topics:

  • global overview of drug policy reform
  • overarching issues relevant to drug policy reform
  • international drug control system
  • overview of international human rights in the context of drug policy
  • drug policy developments in Africa
  • effective campaigning
  • media and public engagement

Eligibility Criteria

  • Successful candidates will have a track-record of public engagement in the issues of drug policy reform or other relevant field (e.g., public health) at the local, national, or international levels.
  • Applications are welcome from those working across numerous fields related to drug policy. Previous fellows have worked in drug policy NGOs, at law enforcement agencies, in national governments, in health care facilities, and at universities, among other organizations. Please note that before receiving the fellowship, finalists will be asked to present a letter from their employer agreeing to their two-week participation in the course.
  • The purpose of this program is to promote the capacities of both new advocates and individuals who are emerging leaders in drug policy reform. Starting in 2016, employees of organizations currently receiving support from the Open Society Foundations are eligible to apply for the fellowship.

Eligible Countries

  • Asia Program
    • Southeast Asia: Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia
    • East Asia: Japan
  • Africa Program
    • West Africa: Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, and Nigeria
    • East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda
    • South Africa

How to Apply

To be considered for the program, applicants should submit the following documents in English as .doc or .pdf attachments, together via email:

  • Application: Download and complete the application form. Note that the applicant is asked to address all prompts, including providing short-answer responses to four questions.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV): The CV should specify the applicant’s academic and professional background, including a detailed description of previous employment, a list of academic and policy projects in which the applicant has been involved, public engagement record, and honors (including scholarships and fellowships).
  • Writing sample (optional): The sample must be in English and should demonstrate the candidate’s expertise in a field related to drug policy. The writing sample should not exceed two pages.

For more information, please visit The Global Drug Policy Program.

Apply for Youth Opportunity Fund: Supporting NGOs Working in Innovative Ways!

Deadline: 2 May 2016

The Citi Foundation, in partnership with the America’s Promise Alliance is currently inviting applicants from United states for its Youth Opportunity Fund with a motive to help urban youth build an entrepreneurial mindset, acquire leadership, financial, and workplace skills, and begin to engage in the formal economy through a first job.

The key priority of the Fund is to support nonprofits working in innovative ways to place low-income young adults on a path towards college and career.

Benefits

  • One-year grant up to $250,000
  • Technical assistance
  • Communications support
  • Networking and learning opportunities with other grantees

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nonprofit organizations from United States are eligible to Apply.
  • Program should reach a minimum 250 low-income youth ages 16-24.
  • Use strategies that connect youth to economic opportunities in their communities through but not limited to: entrepreneurship training, mentorship, service/leadership opportunities, and/or work experiences such as jobs, internships, and/or work-based learning opportunities.
  • Engage municipal government partners. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate evidence of prior relationships with municipal government agencies such as the Mayor’s office, housing authorities, schools, health departments and planning departments, etc.
  • Focus on innovation. Preference will be given to organizations that adopt unique approaches to service delivery including but not limited to: leveraging technology, utilizing digital and social media, and/or collaborations with new and/or local industry partners.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit Youth Opportunity Fund.

EU-Eritrea: Strengthening the Capacities of Civil Society Organisations & Local Authorities

Deadline: 30 May 2016

The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for its thematic programme “Civil Society Organisations and Local Authorities” to strengthen civil society organisations’ and local authorities’ contribution to governance and development processes.

The programme is divided into two lots:

  • LOT 1 – CSOs (EUR 950 000): To support and strengthen CSOs’ capacity to perform their roles as development actors, services providers and agents in policy processes, in coordination with the country’s relevant stakeholders, in the areas of:
    • support to children, women, people with disabilities and other vulnerable groups
    • gender equality
    • education
    • health
    • food security and sustainable natural resources management
    • water and sanitation
    • culture, media and information
    • cultural and natural heritage
    • interfaith dialogue and prevention of radicalisation
    • youth empowerment;
    • economic empowerment for disadvantaged groups and populations segments out of mainstream services
    • decent work and rights at work;
    • migration and fight to trafficking and smuggling.
  • To foster CSOs’ cooperation with similar entities (eg with other Eritrean, African and European CSOs) and with LAs in-country and abroad and/or to strengthen CSOs’ cooperation with international and regional intergovernmental organisations.
  • LOT 2 – LAs (EUR 300 000): To support LAas’ capacity to perform their roles as development actors, service and welfare providers, and promoters of inclusive and sustainable growth at the local level (according to their institutional mandate) in the areas of:
    • support to children, women, people with disability and other vulnerable groups
    • gender equality
    • education
    • health
    • food security and sustainable natural resources management
    • water and sanitation
    • culture, media and information
    • cultural and natural heritage
    • interfaith dialogue and prevention of radicalisations
    • youth empowerment
    • economic empowerment for disadvantaged groups and populations segments out of mainstream services
    • decent work and rights at work
    • migration and fight to trafficking and smuggling
  • To foster LAs’ cooperation with similar entities (eg with other Eritrean, African and European LAs) and with CSOs in-country and abroad and/or to strengthen LAs’ cooperation with international and regional intergovernmental organisations.

Size of Grants

Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:

  • LOT 1 – CSOs
    • minimum amount: EUR 150 000
    • maximum amount: EUR 500 000
  • LOT 2 – LAs
    • minimum amount: EUR 150 000
    • maximum amount: EUR 300 000

Eligibility Criteria

  • In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
    • be a legal person or an entity without legal personality
    • be non-profit-making
    • be a specific type of organisation such as: non-governmental organisation, , local authority
    • be established in a Member State of the European Union or in the State of Eritrea or in another EU partner countries, as follows:
      • developing countries that are included in the list of recipients of ODA established by the OECD/DAC including countries and territories falling within the scope of Council Decision 2013/755/EU on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union (‘Overseas Association Decision’)
      • countries that are signatories to the Partnership Agreement between the members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States of the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, of the other part, signed in Cotonou on 23 June 2000, including South Africa
      • countries eligible for the European Development Fund
      • countries eligible for Union funding under the European Neighbourhood Instrument established by Regulation (EU) No 232/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council (the ‘European Neighbourhood Instrument’) including the Russian Federation.
      • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary.
    • Potential applicants may not participate in calls for proposals or be awarded grants if they are in any of the situations

How to Apply

  • The application procedure consists of two phases:
    • Concept notes
    • Full applications
  • In the first instance, only concept notes must be submitted for evaluation. Thereafter, lead applicants who have been pre-selected will be invited to submit a full application

For more information, please visit Europeaid and download the guidelines.

Call for Applications: AP-NORC Journalism Fellowship on the Economics Of Aging And Work

Deadline: 16 May 2016

The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, in partnership with The Associated Press Media Editors (APME) and with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation currently invites applications for its Journalism Fellowship on the Economics Of Aging And Work.

This fellowship program is designed to address the need for more journalists with the skills required to do research-based enterprise reporting.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants:

  • Must be a journalist with at least five years of experience. Journalists working in text, radio, television, and online are eligible to apply.
  • Must demonstrate interest in reporting on issues of the aging population, with some experience reporting on business and economics.
  • Should have a track record that demonstrates ability to translate economic and academic research into journalism. Formal training or experience in economics or social science research methods would be beneficial, but is not required.
  • Should have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Must be willing to relocate to Chicago. Consideration may be given to a highly qualified fellow who wishes to work in Washington, DC, instead of Chicago.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit AP-NORC Journalism Fellowship.

Apply for Uncovering Asia Fellowships and attend the Second Asian Investigative Journalism Conference in Nepal

Deadline: 15 May 2016

The Uncovering Asia Programme currently invites applications from the journalists from across Asia and around the world for the fellowships to travel to and attend its Second Asian Investigative Journalism Conference, in Kathmandu, Nepal (September 23-25, 2016).

The three day conference brings together an extraordinary group of top investigative reporters, data journalists, and media law and security experts.

The conferences, held every two years, are well-known for focusing on hands-on, practical skills and training.

Eligibility Criteria

  • More than 30 fellowships are available both for established and young promising journalists with at least three years of experience who are eager to learn state-of-the-art methods and techniques and help us spread investigative journalism around the world.
  • Applicants should have demonstrated experience in investigative or data journalism.
  • Ten fellowships are reserved for data journalists. Another five fellowships are available for those engaged in cutting-edge investigative techniques and production; This includes use of 360 video, drones, sensors, and multimedia.
  • As part of the fellowship, after the Uncovering Asia Conference, grantees are expected to produce a story or give a presentation about the conference in their home countries to help spread investigative journalism worldwide.
  • Applicants must be able to communicate in and understand English, as this will be the main language of the conference.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit an application form available on the website, in order to apply.

For more information, please visit Uncovering Asia Fellowships.