News - New call for applications
Our aim is to support research for investigative stories with relevance for a European audience. When journalists cooperate across borders they can pool knowledge and time for research. Due to the different languages and media traditions they are not direct competitors. Actually they can overcome language and other difficulties when following a story in different countries by cooperating. And when they publish simultaneously in each their media, their story can get a stronger impact too.
Good journalism needs good ideas, competent and committed journalists, supportive editors - and time and money. The latter is something the European Fund for Investigative Journalism can help with.
In this round we can distribute € 20.000, the size of the single grants will depend on the size and quality of the applications. The application must be uploaded on the website by November 8th 2009. The decision on who can receive a research grant will be mailed to you by November 30th 2009.
The rules about who can apply and which stories can be considered are published here. The selection among applicants will be made according to the assessment criteria by a jury of experienced colleagues in the field. Read more about how to apply under Application.
The money for this round of applications comes from a grant by the Open Society Foundations. The members of the jury are anonymous, their names will only be revealed once they leave the jury. There is full editorial independence.
Written by Brigitte Alfter