BRUSSELS - Let us walk you through your application to increase your chances of getting funded.

We understand the stress that comes when submitting a funding application for your next project. Journalismfund Europe offers individual pre-application meetings with all journalists interested in applying to any of our grant programmes (e.g., European Cross Border Grants, Professional Development Grants for Environmental Journalism, SoJo Europe, European Local Cross-border grants, Environmental Investigative Journalism, Fossil Fuel Grants, Pascal Decroos Fund & FPD Low Countries). Talk to our project coordinators and dispel your doubts during these sessions.

The process can be overwhelming but we are here to help you. Book your online pre-application session with the project coordinator assigned to the grant programme you are interested in based on the dates available. In this 30-minute meeting, we will discuss your proposal, ideas and any questions that you might have to help you move forward with your application. This is a perfect opportunity for interested journalists to pitch their story idea and discuss whether it is eligible for a grant.  If you also need to find a teammate to develop your cross-border investigation we want to assist you find the right one.

Come prepared
Make the most of your call by checking out our helpful tips for each grant beforehand.

Find below the FAQ for each grant programme.

How to book?

Per grant programme


Per language

  • Book your pre-application session in English
  • Séance d'information en français: French
  • Reuniones de pre-aplicación: Spanish
  • Pre-applicatie meeting Nederlands: Dutch
  • Prenota la sessione di pre-applicazione in Italiano: Italian
  • Выбрать время для звонка на русском: Russian
  • Başvuru öncesi oturumunuzu ayırtın Türkçe
  • Spotkania przygotowujące do złożenia aplikacji po Polsku 
  • Zakažite informativnu sesiju pre prijave na Srpskom

Please note: although we may examine your application formally and possibly suggest improvements, this does not, in any way, guarantee a positive evaluation of your application. That decision is made in complete independence by the jury.

Pre-application sessions for potential applicants - grants journalists
Journalismfund's mentors awarded

Journalismfund's mentors awarded


The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) today announced three winners of the prestigious Knight Awards in recognition of the journalists’ exceptional impact and commitment to uncovering wrongdoing. Two of them (Rana Sabbagh and John-Allan Namu) are mentors at Journalismfund Europe.

Two JFE-supported Investigations Receive European Press Prize 2024


PRAGUE – Two of the investigations supported by Journalismfund Europe — via Environmental Investigative Journalism grant and European Cross-Border grant — are among this year's winners of the European Press Prize, the most important journalism award in Europe.

Impact: Stricter Belgian Fuel Export Standards Being Enforced After Investigation


BRUSSELS – Following the cross-border investigation by Apache, De Groene Amsterdammer (Research Collective Spit) and The Continent which was published in January this year, stricter export standards for fuel export are due to be enforced in Belgium.