Application Deadline: October 12th 2016
The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is delighted to announce the launch of another special edition of its journalism grants programme “Innovation in Development Reporting”: The “Global Health Journalism Grant Programme for Germany”. The action receives financial support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The level of public health and the functioning (or not) of health systems play a major part in the political and economic prospects of the world’s developing countries; they also affect both stability and migration. Germany is one of the world’s major actors both in development cooperation and in research and technology related to healthcare. However, health aspects of development only scarcely receive the attention of journalists and, thus, of the German public.
In response, the EJC will award 16 stipends to freelance journalists over the coming 18 months, each worth €10,000 (plus additional cost reimbursement opportunities). Each fellow will create and publish a series of items that shed light on health-related issues of developing countries, while putting health into the broader context of development cooperation, political stability, migration, and international relations.
Eligible for stipends are professional freelance journalists competent on topics such as health, science, development cooperation, and/or international affairs, who produce original German reporting for relevant German media organisations or outlets with a relevant audience reach in Germany.
Stipends will cover fees and expenses for journalistic work as a lump sum. In addition, there is a limited budget available for extra costs, such as long-distance travel and possible technical expenses for crews, equipment, data acquisition and analysis, visualisation, translations, etc.
- The deadline for submission of proposals is 12 October 2016, (22:00 CET). Entries can be submitted online only and by using this application form.
- Award decisions, based on journalistic quality and merit, will be taken by the EJC in complete editorial independence from the Gates Foundation.
All funded projects must be freely accessible to a German online audience without any access barriers such as paywalls or registration.
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