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155 applications received for the Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme

Press release
The European Journalism Centre
Maastricht, September 6, 2017

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) has received 155 applications in the tenth round of the Innovation in Development Reporting (IDR) Grant Programme. Applications were accepted between 20 June 2017 - 6 September 2017.

This call will award innovative journalism projects covering food and development, as outlined in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal SDG 2.


Over the next four weeks, the EJC will evaluate the entries and inform all applicants of the status of their application(s). Due to the large number of submissions, we will however not be able to give individual feedback to unsuccessful candidates. Shortlisted applicants will then have one month to submit a complete proposal and provide all requested documents. The grant winners will be announced beginning of November 2017.

Interested journalists who did not get around to pitching their development reporting ideas in time should stay tuned, as another call for applications will be announced soon. More details will follow at a later stage.

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For showcases of previously awarded grants, see our portfolio. For any questions, contact us at [email protected]


About the European Journalism Centre

The European Journalism Centre is an international non-profit that connects journalists with new ideas. Through grants, events, training and media development the European Journalism Centre has been building a sustainable, ethical and innovative future for journalism since 1992.

The European Journalism Centre is running the Journalism Grants programme with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.



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