Grants and Fellowships for June and July 2015

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MJ Bear Fellowship

Opens: June 2015 (deadline tba)

Details: The MJ Bear Fellowships identify and celebrate early-career digital journalists, working independently or for a company or organization, who have demonstrated — through professional experimentation, research or other projects — that they deserve support for their efforts and/or vision.

The fellows are up-and-coming journalists inside or outside the newsroom who are just beginning to make their voices heard in the industry and working to expand the boundaries of digital news.

Deadline: June 2, 2015

Details: The aim of is to promote quality journalism in Europe by giving journalists the chance to carry out journalistic research projects. will support professional journalists, who have good ideas for cross-border research and for research on European affairs. The stories must be relevant for European target groups. Grant sizes vary but are generally 5,000 euros or less. Funding is provided to cover costs such as travel, translation, access to pay-databases, or simply time to research. Fixed costs such as office costs, investments such as cameras or computers, or production costs are not covered.

Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writing

Deadline: June 22, 2015

Details: The Pulliam Fellowship awards $75,000 to an outstanding editorial writer or columnist to help broaden his or her journalistic horizons and knowledge of the world. The annual award can be used to cover the cost of study, research and/or travel in any field. The fellowship results in editorials and other writings, including books.

German-American Fullbright Commission

Deadline: July, 2015

Details: The Berlin Capital Program is an eight-day seminar program for young American journalists. The 15 American journalists selected to participate will learn about the German media through interaction with some of the country's top experts in the field, as well as through visits to a publishing house, a daily newspaper, and other institutions that play a critical role in shaping the German media landscape. Participants will also have the opportunity to share ideas and experiences with their German counterparts. For the Berlin Capital Program, journalists must be a graduating senior or Masters degree student in the field of journalism or communications, OR a young professional journalist with fewer than 5 years of work experience in the field.

Above the Fray Fellowship

Deadline: July 1, 2015

Details: The Above the Fray fellowship is designed to give a promising journalist the opportunity to cover important but under-reported stories from a location abroad. One fellow will be selected each year based on a winning proposal to report from a region lacking significant mainstream media attention. The selected individual will spend three months filing on-air and online stories for NPR.

Fledgling Fund

Deadline: Rolling after July 1, 2015

Details: The Fledgling Fund "helps innovative projects take flight." Fledgling's creative media initiative supports film and other media projects that engage key audiences in efforts to affect positive social change. Fledgling uses a three-pronged approach that includes funding for an innovative film or media project, funding for a strategic outreach campaign, as well as financial support for the community-based organizations that are committed to the issues raised in the film/media. Typically, The Fledgling Fund's grant size ranges from $10,000 – $35,000.

Society of Environmental Journalists Fund for Environmental Journalism

Deadline: Summer Cycle: July 15, 2015

Details: SEJ's Fund for Environmental Journalism accepts applications for grants of up to $3,500 to help underwrite environmental reporting projects and entrepreneurial ventures.

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Art Works Grants

Deadline: July 23, 2015

Details: Art Works support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts.Grants generally range from $10,000 to $100,000.

Falling Walls Science Fellowship for Journalists

Deadline: July 31, 2015

Details: "In an effort to keep the public informed on life-changing scientific breakthroughs, we have created the Falling Walls Science Fellowship for Journalists. It is aimed at journalists and bloggers with at least three years of experience, and who hope to advance their knowledge in the area of sciences. The Fellows get the opportunity to attend the Falling Walls Lab, Falling Walls Venture and the Falling Walls Conference in Berlin on 8 and 9 November 2015 in Berlin. Freelance and full-time journalists or bloggers can apply. Professionals in fields such as research, teaching, public relations and advertising are not eligible. The applicants must have a minimum of three years professional journalism/blogging experience in which they have written about the subject of sciences."

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