Looking to expand your journalism toolkit, take on a new beat or receive recognition for your work? Check out these promising courses, fellowships and competitions with deadlines in February. Each is open to journalists worldwide.
Kim Wall Memorial Fund Deadline: February 2, 2018
To honor Swedish journalist Kim Wall, the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is offering a grant to women journalists covering stories on subcultures and “the undercurrents of rebellion.” Grantees will also be paired with a mentor for their project. For more information on how to submit a proposal, click here.
Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists Deadline: February 12, 2018
The Metcalf Institute offers this workshop annually for journalists from all media who want to improve their skills in environmental reporting. The weeklong workshop is held at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography, where journalists will explore coastal ecosystems, meet with scientists and strengthen their investigative skills. The fellowship covers all costs, as well as travel reimbursements. Click here for more information.
One World Media awards Deadline: February 15, 2018
One World Media will recognize works that draw attention to underreported stories on social, political or cultural life in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East and former Soviet republic. Submissions can be from any media platform or genre. To learn more, click here.
Literary reporting grant at NYU Deadline: February 20, 2018
The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University (NYU) is looking for early-career nonfiction writers who want to focus on a story that uncovers truths about the human condition. The selected applicant will receive a cash prize, as well as office space and research opportunities at NYU to work on their story. Click here for more information on the grant opportunity.
Olympus global photo contest Deadline: February 26, 2018
This contest is open to professional and amateur photographers. There are six categories for submission: getting outside, art, power of life, light, stories and connections to cherish. Winners receive photo equipment or a cash prize. Learn more about the contest here.
Future News Worldwide 2018 conference scholarships Deadline: February 28, 2018
Undergraduate and graduate students can apply to attend this conference in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is organized by the British Council and its partners to help young people develop journalism skills and establish the U.K. as a leader in nurturing young media professionals. There are a number of scholarships available for students, and more information can be found here.
Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Deadline: February 28, 2018
This nine-month fellowship at MIT is open to journalists from print, broadcast or online media who cover science, technology, the environment or medicine. Fellows have the opportunity to attend classes at MIT and Harvard, attend lectures and interview faculty. Learn more about how to apply here.
Photojournalism contest Deadline: February 28, 2018
In honor of Russian journalist Andrew Stenin, who was killed in Ukraine, Rossiya Segodnya and the Russian Commission for UNESCO have organized an international photojournalism contest for professional photojournalists ages 18 to 33 to win a cash prize. Learn more here.