In March 2018 the European Journalism Centre, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will launch the Global Health Journalism Grant Programme for France. Worth a total of €135,000, this grant programme aims to advance creative reporting and a better coverage of international health and health policy related to developing countries. The grant raises awareness about global health by supporting the production of stories that have a strong impact on the following media audiences in France:
- policy makers, researchers and leaders with a stake in global health
- the general public
- the generation of young adults
The European Journalism Centre will award around 10 stipends to freelance and staff journalists each worth €13,500 on average.
Submitted proposals have to deal with health issues in development cooperation and report from developing countries. Applications will be accepted both in English and French. Freelancers, journalists on staff, and newsrooms are equally eligible to apply.
For examples of global health reporting funded by the European Journalism Centre, see the showcases from a similar programme, the Global Health Journalism Grant Programme for Germany, here.
Please spread the news among French colleagues. If you have questions about the call, please write to [email protected]. You may submit your inquiry in French if preferred.