This awarded grant programme supports since 2009 professional journalists who have good ideas for cross-border investigations and for research on European topics. The stories must be relevant to European target groups.
Cross-border teams of professional journalists can apply for a grant to cover working time and/or expenses for their investigation.
Next to a grant, teams can also apply for a mentor to provide assistance with either the focus of the investigation or the need for competences in a specific skill.
Teams of journalists from at least two countries in geographical Europe are eligible to apply.
When relevant for the story, team members from elsewhere can be accepted too.
In 2021 there is a total grant budget of €200,000 to distribute over four application rounds.
The programme is currently supported by five foundations:
- Adessium Foundation
- Open Society Foundations
- Stavros Niarchos Foundation
- Fritt Ord
- King Baudouin Foundation
11 March 2021
The next application deadline is Thursday 11 March 2021 at 12 pm CET (noon Brussels time).
There will be three other deadlines in 2021, which will soon be announced.
How to apply?
Before you start, please consult the grant details, where you can find the rules, eligibility criteria, timing etc.
You can easily apply via our online application form. You'll be asked to provide us with:
- personal details
- information about the project
- information about the dissemination of your story
- a detailed budget
You will be asked to upload the following documents:
- copy of passport
- letter(s) of intent from (a) professional news outlet(s)
- a detailed budget (please use our budget template)
We're always happy to discuss your project ideas or to answer any questions you might have about your application. So don't hesitate to contact us via phone or mail, or to make an appointment for a video call.