Funding Opportunities for Afghan Journalists

Funding offers journalists a wide range of opportunities to grow as media professionals, gain reporting experience, publish projects, and be recognized for remarkable work.


Funds Afghan Journalists are eligible for:


     The Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists (FWJ) Applications for are accepted on a rolling basis (No specific deadline) and are open to journalists of all nationalities. The Fund for Women Journalists will prioritize reporting projects pitched around underreported stories of global importance. Reporting pro jects include journalistic work in any media format, including but not limited to print, digital, broadcast, audio, video, photography and new media.


How does it work? You need a project-idea and a plan how to realize it, with a detailed Budget Plan. The average amount provided is $6000, the Limit is $10,000. It is an advantage when you have a media outlet interested or a publication-plan.  Which means you can pitch an idea to a media-outlet and attach the letter of interest to the application.

Who can apply? Freelance and staff journalists of any nationality may apply. Applications must be submitted in English or Spanish, but reporting may be published in any language. Individuals and teams of Women and Non-binary Journalists can apply. Applicants must have at least one year of professional journalism experience, with a track record of publishing in non-student outlets. The Authors of Kite Runner receive a Letter of professionality.  Link to the Grant


The Gender Equality Grant is designed to help journalists take to a new level the reporting on issues related to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. Ongoing Application possibility.

We value stories that elevate the voices of communities not often represented in the media, stories of resilience, and projects that tackle systemic issues of gender equality using data and investigative reporting. The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is seeking applications for investigative data-driven projects on issues related to gender equality and the empowerment of women & girls.

We are open to proposals from freelance journalists, staff journalists, or groups of newsrooms working in collaboration with a project idea. We want to make sure that people from many backgrounds and perspectives are empowered to produce journalism. We strongly encourage proposals from journalists and newsrooms who represent a broad array of social, racial, ethnic, underrepresented groups, and economic backgrounds.

The average size of a Pulitzer Center grant is $5,000, but may be more or less depending on circumstances. Link to the Grant


FILMMAKERS WITHOUT BORDERS (FWB) supports independent filmmakers around the world via grants and other funding initiatives. Supported projects include narrative films, documentary films, and new media projects that align with themes of social justice, empowerment, and cultural exchange.  Link to the Grant

The Sir Harry Evans Global Fellowship provides an unrivalled opportunity for an exceptional early career journalist: a nine-month fellowship with Durham University and Reuters to undertake an investigative project.

The Fellow will pursue the project from inside a Reuters newsroom in London, New York, or Toronto with the additional support of colleagues in Durham’s Institute of Advanced Studies. The Sir Harry Evans Fellowship is a global opportunity, and we welcome applications from all eligible candidates, regardless of their current location. We encourage applications from members of groups which are under-represented in journalism. Salary of c.£4,444 per month.  Closes July 15. Link to the Grant. 



This grant can be awarded to cross-border teams of professional journalists and/or news outlets to conduct investigations into environmental affairs related to Europe (all the countries, not only the EU). The resulting stories must be published in at least two outlets in two different countries, at least one must be a European media. Closes: July 25, Following Grant Call closes October 25. The budget covers working time and costs of investigation.  Developing it is part of the application. Aound 10.000 – 15.000. Link to the Grant


These Organizations websites are also publishing Funding opportunities and updates:


• IWMF International Women’s Media Foundation

International Center For Journalists (ICFJ)

Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD)

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