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Follow the guidelines outlined on the website and the requirements listed in the online application form.
All the materials that need submitting are clearly specified in the application form.
Please note that applications will not be discussed over the phone. All inquiries should be sent by email to [email protected]
Sorry, no. Only applications received via the online application form will be considered.
Yes. We only accept applications submitted in English. However, please note that the applications will not be judged on the quality of the language used and this will not influence the decisions on the awarded projects.
The projects must be completed in one of the official languages of the five eligible countries, i.e. France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
Sorry, no. The Longterm Reporting for European Publishers aims to support coverage of selected United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The coverage should tackle issues of overarching SDG-related concern and/or specifics on the respective country’s SDG-related activities and its relations with recipient countries of aid and cooperation.
The project shall take the format of a dedicated microsite or a dedicated website sub-page including in-depth articles, reportages, op-eds, videos, graphics, and multimedia pieces.
Yes, you can always submit another pitch if you were unsuccessful in a previous round. Please note that you cannot resubmit the same pitch, but need to present a new or an improved proposal. Unfortunately, due to a large number of applications we cannot give detailed feedback to unsuccessful applicants.
Sorry, no. This grant does not give awards to already published stories. The grant programme provides funds to enable media organisations to cover development issues and not to receive money for already published work.
While eligible in principle, websites need to fulfill some conditions. One, they must be maintained and updated over time and our programme essentially only funds one-off efforts. However, if someone guarantees that the site’s upkeep will be financed in some other way that should be fine. Two, stand-alone websites that are not tied in with an already functioning, prominent “mother” website (such as a dedicated microsite attached to a newspaper’s portal) will have a hard time reaching a large enough audience at short notice. So in this case it would be really essential that the application comes with a very well thought-through and convincing promotion plan.
Technological tools will only be funded if their end goal is dissemination of development topics.
Eligible countries have been selected based on the top Official Development Assistance donor countries in absolute terms. See http://bit.ly/1RmB0Kb for exact numbers. However, all media and journalists can apply if they partner with an eligible media. The grant programme especially encourages cross-country partnerships and cross-platform distribution
It is not compulsory to do a story on location in a developing country. The story can play out entirely in Europe as long as it is clearly development-related and is brought in an innovative way. The main goal of the project is to bolster development awareness in the European target countries and this can be achieved in many ways.
Funding will exclusively be given to media organisations.
Yes. All the information must be freely accessible without any access barriers, eg. paywalls, registration fees, etc.
The money will be distributed in three instalments. The first one will be paid upon signature of the grant agreement. The second one will be transferred within 30 days after approval of the interim report. The third and final payments will be paid within 30 days after the EJC approves the final report and the financial overview, unless further clarifications are required. The second and final payments are contingent on evidence of the proper implementation of the original proposal.
No. Nonetheless, the grantee must retain all original documentation in line with the financial accounting and tax laws and regulations in their country.
The grantee commits to submit narrative, financial and user metric reports to the EJC both at mid-term and after the end of the project.
Yes. We encourage our grantees to share their expertise with other fellow grantees beyond the expiry of the grant period.
All decisions will be communicated by email.
Following the application deadline, applicants will be notified of the final decision by email and within the four weeks after the application deadline.
All applicants will receive an automated reply from the application system.
Yes. All projects need to be completed within the twelve months following the signing of the grant agreement. The reporting period should start no later than two months after the signing of the grant agreement. The time preceding the reporting period should be dedicated to the setup of the microsite/sub-page and should not exceed this two-month period. If your project requires a different timeline, please indicate it in your applications and explain why.
Innovative projects are those that show new ways of involving audiences using new technologies; those that use the right format to engage the right audience; those that manage to build a community, therefore bringing their readers in them, and those which source data and evidence in a new way. The best applications will utilise all of the above to better serve the story and the targeted audience.