The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting provides travel grants to cover hard costs associated with upcoming travel for an international reporting project. Our goal is to facilitate reporting from outside the United States. Our ideal project offers print, photography, radio, and video.
We also offer travel grants to non-native, English-speaking journalists. Learn about the Persephone Miel Fellowship.
The Catalyst Fund is designed to foster strategic partnerships with major news outlets in support of freelance multimedia journalists. Multimedia journalists seeking to apply for support under the Catalyst Fund can follow the same guidelines as for our main travel grants program, detailed below.
Special Grant Opportunity for Nigerian Journalists: We are seeking applications from Nigerian journalists who want to participate in a collaborative reporting project to investigate land and property rights in their home country. The deadline is March 15, 2016. Start application here.
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting funds international travel costs associated with reporting projects on topics and regions of global importance, with an emphasis on issues that have gone unreported or under-reported in the mainstream American media. The amount of individual travel grants will depend on the specific project and detailed budget planning. Most awards fall in the range of $5,000 to $15,000 but depending on project specifics may be higher.
On approved projects, half of the grant amount is generally paid just before travel and the remainder on submission of the principal material for publication or broadcast. Specific grant terms are negotiated during the application process.
Distribution: Proposed projects must include a credible plan for broad dissemination of the resulting work in U.S. and/or European news media (print and/or broadcast). Applicants should be able to demonstrate interest from editors and/or producers working in wide-reaching U.S. and/or European news media outlets. The credibility of a distribution plan is generally most evident in an applicant's track-record working with the listed outlets. Please do not have editors send letters simply stating they would consider the work. Letters from editors and/or producers who have worked with you in the past, and are interested in working with you again, are encouraged.
Cross-Platform: The Pulitzer Center is increasingly seeking multi-media projects that combine print/photography and video to explore the issues. We encourage applicants to create partnerships with others and propose a complementary suite of deliverables. If you are only working in one medium, you may still apply.
Eligibility: Grants are open to all journalists, writers, photographers, radio producers or filmmakers; staff journalists as well as free-lancers of any nationality are eligible to apply.