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Reporters in the Field grant for your cross-border research by journalist.

Application Deadline: August 27, 2017.

Are you a reporter who wants to dig deeper? Who teams up to explore a story from various perspectives? Who feels that complex research doesn’t stop at borders?

The program “Reporters in the Field” promotes research projects by journalists from all over Europe. It offers grants of up to 5,000 € to international teams, for cross-border research of a relevant story of their choice. Currently, we support seven new projects with 21 team members from 18 different countries.




  • International teams with at least one professional, freelance or staff journalist who works for an established media outlet (print, photo, broadcast, web, or cross-media) are eligible. Team members (e.g. photographers, scientists) from different corners and layers of society are also welcome! No age limit applies.
  • Your team and research must be based in at least two of the following countries:
    Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and United Kingdom.

WHAT it is about:

  • Find a topic that works for cross-border journalism and is of relevance in Europe.
  • Team up with international colleagues or contact us: if you have a convincing story but no team yet, we can help you to find one.
  • Realize your research: You can use our grant to support both travel costs and remuneration. To connect expertise from different countries and spheres, you can spend it on research trips with your team. If you find that your topic requires research at home, team members can also spend a part of the money for research in their home countries.
  • Publish your story in your preferred language.

HOW it works:

  • Prepare your application in English using our application form. You can save your application before submitting it. Applications made via e-mail or post will not be considered and cannot be returned. The next deadline for applications is August 27, 2017.
  • Designate a project leader, who will act as your representative for all correspondence, administrative and budgetary purposes.
  • Submit one joint application for your team, but do include CVs and further information on the individual team members. In your proposal, detail the tasks of the different team members in your research project.
  • Save the Date: At least two team members must participate in our workshop in Berlin from November 17-19, 2017 and one representative of the team also in June 2018.


  • September 2017: Jury session and notification of the applicants
  • October 2017: Pre-research phase, where teams prepare and begin their research to be able to present the first results during the first workshop.
  • November 17-19, 2017: First workshop, where teams meet up with invited experts to discuss ideas, work on story angles and plan a road-map forward. All costs will be covered by the program.
  • November 2017- June 2018: Mentoring and research phase, where the participants return to their home destinations and/or undertake their research trips to collect information for their cross-border stories. Our fellows are going to be mentored by the program office and experts during their work.
  • End of June 2018: Two-days-review session where representatives of all teams meet again to finalize their pieces and discuss them with the new fellows of the next round.
  • End of July 2018: Last date of publishing stories – of course you can publish your stories before!


For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Reporters in the Field grant for your cross-border research


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