Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting: Grants for Journalism

OVERVIEW: The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting seeks out credible projects highlighting largely unreported or underreported issues.

IP TAKE: This funder likes to see wide-reaching projects that pique the editors’ interests at large media outlets in the United States and Europe.

PROFILE: Founded in 2006, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is a nonprofit journalism organization “dedicated to supporting in-depth engagement with underreported global affairs.” Since 2006, the center has awarded close to $2 million for direct support of journalists working around the world.

The center offers travel grants to cover the costs of international reporting projects. Pulitzer seeks to foster quality reporting from outside the United States and highlight issues that are unreported or underreported by the mainstream media in the United States.

Grant amounts vary depending on each specific project, ranging mostly from $5,000 to $15,000. Grants are paid out in two cycles, with half paid right before the grantee travels and the remaining half upon submission of the main materials for publication and/or broadcast.

All journalists, writers, photographers, radio producers, staff journalists, freelancers and filmmakers are eligible to apply for a Pulitzer Center grant. It is worth noting that the center “is increasingly seeking multimedia projects that combine print/photography and video.”

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and must be submitted in English.


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