Grants for Cross-Border Investigative Journalism Projects

Deadline: 15 September 2014
Open to: journalists from EU and EFTA countries
Grant: costs related to the research

Description supports journalists in carrying out cross-border investigative journalism projects by providing working grants, advice and networking opportunities.

What they promote:

  • Investigative journalism research;
  • The story must be relevant for audiences in Europe;
  • The story should bring significant new information to the audiences;
  • The result of the research must be published in media in two or more European countries;
  • Cross-border reporting – teams of journalists from two or more countries who pool competences from each their countries for the research and publish to each their individual target group and if relevant towards EU decision makers;
  • European affairs reporting – teams of journalists from two or more countries who research a European Union story  for publication to the each their target group and towards EU decision makers.


  • Journalists from EU and EFTA countries. When relevant for the story team members outside these countries can be accepted;
  • Applicants must be working as professional journalists;
  • Students are not eligible.

Grant supports costs related to journalistic research for all media. This can include travel, translation, access to pay-databases or simply time to research. They do not support fixed costs such as office costs, investments such as cameras or computers, nor do they support production costs.


Application deadline is 15 September 2014, 11:59 Brussels time.

If you are applying for a working grant for the first time and you do not really know if your idea is eligible or how you should apply, the organizers are keen to help you. On Thursday, 31 July, investigative journalist and chairwoman, Brigitte Alfter, is ready to offer advice and answer any questions you may have via Skype.

Submit you application for a cross-border project HERE.

For further information visit the official website HERE.

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