Grants for investigative reporters

Investigative journalists from Russia (and the former U.S.S.R), Eastern Europe, The Balkans, Caucasus, Middle East, Asia, Africa and Latin America are now welcome to apply for grants that will cover their travel and stay at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference 2008 at Lillehammer, Norway.

Radisson SAS Lillehammer

We especially invite journalists who are willing to show and share their experiences and work, through presentations at the conference. If you are able to demonstrate how you worked with your life’s best investigative story, you might pick up free tickets and stay at the conference in the olympic city of Lillehammer, Norway.

Our goal is to gather some of the world’s best examples of investigative journalism in recent years. Between 400 and 500 investigative reporters are expected to participate at the conference.

The main focus during seminars will be journalistic work methods, how journalists are using their skills, patience, eagerness to dig up dirt and neat techniques to get in touch with sources, better research material and in the end, good stories that makes a difference.

We are also going to cover how difficult it is to do investigative journalism in certain parts of the world.

GIJ2008 is also going to be a unique place to do networking to get your own global contact net. We intend to facilitate trans-national investigative journalism cooperation on the topics you cover.

Funding from SKUP (The Norwegian foundation for investigative journalism), Norway’s Foreign Ministry and cooperating investigative journalism organizations will help us make the Lillehammer event a true Global conference.

Please send your applications to gijc2008@gmail.com.

Please supply the application with your CV, a short summary of your work in the field of investigative journalism and personal references. It will also help us if you can get references from organizations working with investigative journalism.

The final deadline for applications is 25th March 2008. No entries after this date will be accepted.

 Applications will be evaluated as they come in. You will be hearing from us regarding your application!

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25 responses to “Grants for investigative reporters

  1. We will possibly be able to invite between 50 and 70 journalists on the funding we have, if we are able to book early and cheap air tickets for everybody!

    So fill in your application now!

  2. HI,
    Where can i fing application form? I sent a question, but i’m afreid it was not delivered to your email

  3. There is no application form: We have made it much easier that that. Just send an e-mail with the information we ask for (included your cv) to gijc2008@gmail.com

    Good luck!

  4. Claudio Dantas Sequeira

    Is it might to be in english? I’m from Brazil and I want to apply…

  5. Claudio Dantas Sequeira

    dear, I’m brazilian jornalist. Do I have to apply in english?

  6. Is it possible to get funding for more than one reporter from a single location? Journalists here in Timor-Leste have no money and very little opportunity to meet colleagues, and we have a group who would benefit immensely from attending your conference.
    thanks for any info

  7. Thanks for this opportunity to apply and be part of the conference. It would really be a great opportunity to meet the best of investigative reporters across the world and also share my experiences as a Nigerian journalist with other media colleagues.I have sent my application and look forward to your reply. Thank you and keep up the good work. My warm regards and best wishes.

  8. Can media organisations whose candidates do not succeed for grants sponsor their own candidate

  9. Dear colleague:

    I have a couple of doubsL
    a) When is the deadline for aplications?
    b) Regarding the references:
    1) Do you need letters of reference or just names, phones, emails
    2) Do you need working references or personal references?
    I would appreciate your reply to my email address.
    All he best,
    Angela

  10. To the questions:

    Question: Is it possible to get funding for more than one reporter from a single location?

    Answer: Yes, if you convince us that you have a splendid presentation of an investigative journalism project, we might invite a pair of journalists from the same place.

    Question: Can media organisations whose candidates do not succeed for grants sponsor their own candidate?

    Answer: Of course! We will open for normal registration late February. So if you can pay your own way: Welcome to Lillehammer! 🙂

    Question: When is the deadline for aplications?

    Answer: We have now put the deadline to apply for grants to March 25th.

    Question: Do you need letters of reference or just names, phones, emails.

    Answer: Names, phones, emails or links to relevant Internet resurces (web pages) is good enough.

    Question: Do you need working references or personal references.

    Answer: Just tell us where you have been working, for how long and what you have done. We will check the background of all applicants, and will give grants after certain specifications.

    Good luck!

  11. Hello! Could I send you the information in another language? (I speak Spanish, my CV and references’s letters are also in this language)
    Is there a specific rule about the languages we have to use in the presentations?
    I’m a really young investigave reporter, but I’ve published some good stories from my period of interships (from 2005 to 2006) in the same newspaper where I’m working currently, after my graduation… I’m participating in some local concourses.
    Well, Im going to send you the information soon.
    Regards

  12. Walter Cheruiyot

    I am happy with the plans you have to host investigative Journalist.
    Before presenting my application, may I know if you allow young Journalist interested in the area and not necessarily that they have a written piece.

  13. My address is thus: Miss ANNA ATUUNGMBI MUNJONG, Cameroon Radio Television( C.R.T.V ) Buea- CAMEROON-WEST AFRICA.

  14. As we have stated before:

    There is no application form: We have made it much easier that that. Just send an e-mail with the information we ask for (included your cv) to gijc2008@gmail.com

    Not to be rude, but I guess investigative journalists are able to read the information we give. 🙂

  15. Hello fellow pen pushers,

    i am just reading yhis on the net and bewildered by the deadline for application, just about 24hours more.

    With the spirit of keeping to deadlines, i’ll file my application in the next 12hours. Time now is 21hours Nigeria time.

    The initiative is great. Keep it up.

    The website address supplied is that of my employer, Lagos State Radio Service.

    Remain Blesses

  16. Hello fellow pen pushers,

    i am just reading yhis on the net and bewildered by the deadline for application, just about 24hours more.

    With the spirit of keeping to deadlines, i’ll file my application in the next 12hours. Time now is 21hours Nigeria time.

    The initiative is great. Keep it up.

    The website address supplied is that of my employer, Lagos State Radio Service.

    Remain Blessed

  17. Dear conference committee,
    I’ve surely looked at all comments regarding references but still a little bit unclear. So, can I just put on names and phones of prospective references? If we actually need letters, in what form do you accept those? (as a document sent directly from my reference e-mail address? or can I attach word docs with my e-mail?)
    Also how many references to you need. Is there a required number? One? Two?
    Thank you very much.

  18. Hello!

    It is very simple: Just write your references in an e-mail to us, names, phone number and e-mails will do.

    There is NO need to get these documents as letter from your references.

  19. Hi: Would you consider an application from a journalist from Australia to attend this conference. Thanks, Tony

  20. Hi; Would you consider an application from a journalist from Australia? Thanks, Tony

  21. i am trying to send my application to the address provided but is too hard to get to you.

  22. i am a journalist and tv presenter of documentary and investigative programmes . .i have done 2investigative programmes for important political suspected crimes .. how can i apply ,,atime is so tight .. do you need recommendation letters or just my resume ?

  23. Thanks guys for your efforts to bring together journakists who have risked their lives to the seek of justice and equality.
    i wish i will get an opportunity to meet you guys at lilehammer to share with you my experience an an investigative journalism in africa.
    Guys i was pushed to the corner and am now living in exile in USA.
    if i cant get a grant to meet you guys lets share,send me an e mail. nazzip2003@yahoo.com.
    may God bless you

  24. Hello,
    Just to say that I’m happy to be with you
    Adi

  25. Hi,
    Thank you for the opportunity. Somalia editors and Journalists are happy to be with you.
    Since some of investigative reporters found them selves exiled from Somalia, it seems our career thougher than before, we feel co-operation and coordiantion on the job and East Africa Journalists welcome and in-need of worldwide co-workers. Thanks a lot.

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