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CA Community Stories grant available, deadline February 1

Hey CA folks. California Humanities grants [up to $10K] are now available for Community Stories – intended to capture and share compelling stories from and about California’s diverse communities. Applications will be accepted from January 4 through February 1, 2016.


Guidelines, work samples, and an application webinar video can be found HERE. More info below.



California Humanities will soon begin accepting applications for our February 1, 2016 deadline for Community Stories, our competitive storytelling grants program. The official application period is January 4, 2016 through February 1, 2016; in the meantime, the Community Stories grant guidelines are available for potential applicants to peruse beginning December 1!


In addition, our staff will host grant workshops in anticipation of the February deadline, including an informational webinar for grant applicants on December 16, 2015 at 11 am. Click here to register for this webinar, and be sure to check our website periodically for information regarding future grant workshops!


California Humanities’ Community Stories grants program provides funding to support a wide range of community-initiated public humanities projects, including:

• story-based performances
• community forums
• websites
• video and radio documentaries
• interpretive exhibits

Since 2003, we have made over 450 awards for projects that collectively illustrate the diversity and breadth of the California experience.



• California-based nonprofit and/or fiscally sponsored organizations
• local/state public agencies or institutions


• focus on collecting and sharing real stories of California’s communities
• involve at least one humanities expert as an advisor
• use the methods of analysis that inform the humanities as well as community-based research
• produce work that is publicly accessible


• Grant awards range up to $10,000
• Matching cash or in-kind donations are required

For more information, including current guidelines, application materials and instructions, and descriptions of funded projects, click HERE.


Grants & Programs Associate


California Humanities
538 9th St, Suite 210
Oakland, CA 94607

tel   415.391.1474 x 308
fax   510.808.7533



FIJ Now Accepting Grant Applications, deadline Feb 1

Heads up – the next round of funding from FIJ is open. Go get it! Deadline Feb 1.

The Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) is now accepting applications for its Monday February 1, 2016 deadline.
Please read the application instructions with care; some have changed.
The new instructions are available here:
Sandy Bergo
Executive Director
Fund for Investigative Journalism
529 14th Street NW – 13th floor
Washington DC 20045
Selected for the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington

Grants, Fellowships and Awards for November and December from AIR

For the real deal and much more, sign up for AIR.


• JoLT (Journalism Leadership Transformation) Fellowships
Deadline: Nov. 18, 2015
Details: Three funded Fellows simultaneously will earn a Master’s of Art in Game Design while working to reorganize the way media are communicated, analyzed and produced from a leadership perspective.

• ABOG Fellowship For Socially Engaged Art
Deadline: Nov. 23, 2015
Details: Project support of $20,000 with minimal restriction for artists who demonstrate artistic excellence and serve as innovative conduits for social change. Proposed projects will be judged on artistic excellence, capacity to enact social change, viability in everyday life, and fit with fellowship resources.

• Princeton in Asia Fellowships
Deadline: Nov. 13, 2015
Details: PiA offers year-long, service-oriented fellowships in 21 Asian countries in the fields of education, international development, public health, environmental advocacy, journalism and business, with a majority of fellows working as English teachers at universities and high schools.

• Bicentennial Swedish-American Exchange Fund
Deadline: Nov. 15, 2015
Details: Up to SEK 30,000 ($3,450) in support of intensive research trips to Sweden of 2-4 weeks in length. Applicants should have well-developed projects within the prioritized fields of politics, public administration, working life, human environment, mass media, business and industry, education or culture.

• Health Coverage Fellowship
Deadline: Nov. 30, 2015
Details: The Health Coverage Fellowship is designed to help newspaper, radio, television, and online reporters and editors do a better job covering critical healthcare issues. Each year 10 journalists are selected from across the country for an intensive 9 days and nights of training. The fellowship is housed at Babson College’s Center for Executive Education in Wellesley, MA.

• APSA Congressional Fellowship Program for Communications Scholars and Journalists
Deadline: Dec. 1, 2015
Details: Early-to mid-career scholars and journalists receive $38,000 and a travel allowance to learn about Congress and the legislative process. Broadcast and print journalists must have a bachelor’s and 2-10 years full-time work experience.

• Alfa Fellowship Program
Deadline: Dec. 1, 2015
Details: Fifteen accomplished young Americans and Britons receive a monthly stipend, language training, program-related travel costs, housing and insurance for a professional development program in Russia. Russian proficiency is preferred.

• Nieman-Berkman Fellowship in Journalism Innovation
Deadline: Dec. 1, 2015
Details: A $65,000 fellowship over nine months for journalists to work on a specific course of research or a specific project relating to journalism innovation at Harvard University.

• Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University
Deadline: Dec 1, 2015 (international applicants) or Jan. 31, 2016 (American applicants)
Details: A $65,000 fellowship over nine months for 24 journalists with at least five years of experience to pursue a course of study at Harvard University.

• Yale World Fellows Program
Deadline: Dec. 2, 2015
Details: A four-month residential fellowship at Yale University to cultivate and empower a network of globally engaged leaders who are innovating in their fields.

• Rhode Island Innovation Fellowship
Deadline: Dec. 11, 2015
Details: Two applicants will receive up to $300,000 over three years to develop, test and implement innovative ideas that have the potential to dramatically improve any area of life in Rhode Island.

• NPR Kroc Fellowship
Deadline: Dec. 31, 2015
Details: Over the course of a year, the three Kroc Fellows get rigorous, hands-on training in every aspect of public radio journalism, both on-air and online, including writing, reporting, producing and editing. The Fellowship is designed to offer exposure to various units at NPR, in both the News and Digital Media Divisions, and at an NPR Member Station.

$15K Grants for Investigative and Enterprise Business Reporting, deadline Nov 15

Money for biz stories. More info HERE and below. -mia

Grants Up to $15K for Investigative and Enterprise Business Reporting — Apply by November 15

Got a great idea for an in-depth investigative or enterprise business story, but few resources to get it done?

We’ve got funds — though you’ll need to apply soon!

The deadline is just four weeks away for winter 2015 applications for the McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism. An initiative launched in early 2014 at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, the McGraw Fellowships provide accomplished journalists with the resources and editorial support to do deeply-reported stories on critical issues related to U.S. business and the global economy.

The upcoming deadline to apply is November 15, 2015.

Each Fellow receives $5,000 a month for up to three months
Open to both freelance and staff journalists with five years experience
Applications accepted from both reporters and editors
No residency required; McGraw Fellows work from their own offices

Already, many of our initial McGraw Fellows have produced distinguished work on a wide variety of topics. Nate Halverson of the Center for Investigative Reporting won an Emmy for story he produced for PBS NewsHour on the questions surrounding the Chinese acquisition of a major U.S. food producer, while a piece by Beth Daley of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting on the growing use of unregulated genetic testshas been picked up by more than a dozen other news outlets. And Maria Perez of the Naples Daily News recently published a bilingual multimedia package on the challenges and opportunities ahead for the Cuban economy as sanctions are eased.

Other McGraw Fellows are working currently on projects exploring such areas as the economic links between the pharmaceutical industry and increased heroin addiction, the growing threat of cyber-attacks on the global financial system, and Silicon Valley’s big bet on meat substitutes.

If you’d like to join them, you’ll find more information about the McGraw Fellowships and the online application at Feel free to contact us with any questions or if you have a project you’d like to discuss.

Jane Sasseen
Executive Director
McGraw Center for Business Journalism

Got a great biz/econ story? Get up to $15K for a @McGrawCenter Fellowship via @CUNYJSchool: