Poynter Institute Fact-Checking Development Grant Program 2020 for International Journalists
The International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) today opens applications for its newest grant program. Thanks to support from YouTube via the Google News Initiative, the IFCN has $1 million in grant funding available for established fact-checking units that are pursuing projects around video production, tools development, audience building, and new formats testing.
Application Deadline: 17th June 2020
Eligibility: Fact-checking organizations that are verified signatories of the IFCN’s Code of Principles and/or organizations that have been regularly publishing nonpartisan fact checks over the last three months are eligible to apply.
Selection: All applicants will be first evaluated by their eligibility and then judged by an independent selection committee. In addition to grant funding, accepted applicants will get exposure at Global Fact 8 in June 2021.
Grants will be distributed based on proposals including, but not limited to, the activities below:
- Using video as a tool to disseminate accurate information
- Developing tools to support fact-checking workflows
- Audience building for sustainability
- New formats and mediums to expand the reach of fact-checking
Eligible Countries: International
Number of Awards: Not specified
Value of Award: Fact-checking units may submit only one application for up to $50,000.
How to Apply: Apply here
- It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.