2020 IJ4EU Fund for Cross-Border Investigative Journalism in Europe
Deadline: June 14, 2020.
IJ4EU (Investigative Journalism for Europe) is a fund to support cross-border investigative journalism. We provide grants to teams of journalists in Europe investigating topics of public interest.
The IJ4EU fund is managed by a consortium of three organisations: the International Press Institute (IPI), the European Journalism Centre (EJC), and the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF). IPI leads the consortium and manages the Investigative Support scheme. EJC manages the Publication Support scheme.
A. Applications must be submitted by teams based in at least two EU member states or at least one EU member state and one official candidate country.
B. UK-based journalists will still be fully eligible for the 2020 IJ4EU grants.
C. In addition, the projects (whether proposed or ongoing) must focus on topics of cross-border relevance.
D. Investigations on all topics will be considered.
E. Teams of freelance journalists, staff journalists, and media organizations, or any combination of these, are equally welcome to apply.
F. Teams working in all types of media – including print, broadcast, online media, documentary filmmaking, and multi-platform story-telling – will be considered.
G. Projects must aim to be published by media outlets in at least two countries.
A. IJ4EU’s Investigation Support scheme will provide grants of between €5,000 and €50,000 to new cross-border investigative projects, including those that have recently begun as well as new phases of existing projects.
B. Separately, IJ4EU’s Publication Support scheme will provide grants of up to €6,250 in short-term support to ongoing cross-border projects that need funds to complete or publish their stories.
All applications must be submitted in English via the online Award Force platform.