2017 InfoCongo Stories, Maps & Data Visualization Grant For Journalists

2017 InfoCongo Stories, Maps & Data Visualization Grant For Journalists

InfoCongo.org is a news and data platform of Internews´ Earth Journalism Network in Central Africa whose initiative aims to identify and amplify local and international reporters dedicated to covering environmental issues in the region, Is inviting journalists, designers, developers, cartographers and data experts to submit a proposal for our Stories, Maps and Data Visualization Grants.

This grant will not exceed $1,500 per proposal. InfoCongo will consider stipend requests for journalists, web developers, photographers, video-graphers, data analysts and cartographers. Expenses for travel, research and/or database access, and translation may also be covered.

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Eligible Countries: Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia

Eligibility: To be eligible for this grant, applicants must:

  • be citizens of the above mentioned countries
  • be independent journalists, designers, developers, cartographers and data experts
  • be based in a Congo Basin country and/or demonstrate that the impact of the story on their audience will positively influence development in the Congo region.

How To Apply: As part of the application process, applicants will need to provide an itemized budget that estimates expenses for the project and details how the funds will be used. Budget will be reviewed based on the criteria outlined above (see “What Expenses May Be Covered?”).

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Please download this budget form to complete your application

Application Deadline: The application deadline for this grant is 20th May 2017.

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