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    Apply for a European cross-border research grant

    The aim of is to promote quality journalism in Europe by giving journalists the chance to carry out journalistic research projects. will support professional journalists, who have good ideas for cross-border research and for research on European affairs. The stories must be relevant for European target groups.

    The project should be one that, in principle, could not be realised in this format within the remit of regular journalism – a project that can include cross-border research, networking between colleagues, established and innovative investigative methods and that is at the same time original, innovative and intensive. supports costs related to journalistic research for all media. This can include travel, translation, access to pay-databases or simply time to research. We do not support fixed costs such as office costs, investments such as cameras or computers or production costs.


    Political decisions are made across borders. Business and trade go across borders. Criminals establish networks to run their activities in various countries. If journalists want to match this power, cross-border cooperation is one of the tools. For research as well as for publication. supports teams of journalists from several countries working out of each their country on a common story thus compiling multiple research competences and safeguarding publication to various audiences. occasionally supports individual journalists working on European stories. Publication to multiple audiences and in several countries is considered important in order to address the various European audiences and achieve impact for the journalistic stories.

    The support takes the form of grants to teams of journalists. They must demonstrate that their project is unusually costly or time-consuming in such a way that the normal support of editors or publishers is not sufficient for the project to be realised. The projects must exceed regular reporting, daily journalism or correspondence. The subject or theme must be European or have a cross-border perspective.

    Planned deadlines

    The next upcoming deadlines for cross-border grants until the end of 2017 are:

    • Friday 1st September 2017
    • Wednesday 20th November 2017

    Always at 11.59 pm Brussels time. will offer pre-application advice via Skype for individual projects before each call.


    1. Prepare your pitch with preliminary research.
    2. You can get editorial advice before you apply. See the dates below. Further dates will be published in the coming months.
    3. Apply here – see the forthcoming dates for applications here.

    For more info click here


    Journalismfund supports:

    • Journalism on themes relevant for citizens in Europe
    • Cross-border collaboration – we support teams of journalists working and publishing in minimum two countries.
    • Investigative journalism – crosscheck question: Does my story unveil or document something new?

    All the information journalists share with Journalismfund will be strictly anonymous and will not be shared with the outside world.

    The dates for the editorial advice

    • Tuesday 8th of August, 13 – 16.30 pm
    • Tuesday 15th of August, 13.30 – 16.30 pm
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