Fund grants support journalism education that gives students hands-on experience as well as training to help professional journalists refresh their skill sets.
The Scripps Howard Fund is offering more than $350,000 in journalism grants to universities and nonprofits through two new programs that help advance investigative journalism and increase diversity and inclusion in the industry.
The Fund is now accepting proposals from universities or nonprofit organizations to create a program to teach college students open-source investigative journalism, a way to use publicly available information to investigate. The Request for Proposals can be found here.
The winning proposal will receive a four-year grant for up to $300,000 to help launch the program no later than the 2024-25 academic school year.
The grant will be structured as follows:
Completed proposals for the multiyear grant must be submitted by April 1.
The Scripps Howard Fund will host virtual information sessions for the multiyear grant on the following dates: Nov. 17, 2022, Dec. 8, 2022 and Mar. 8, 2023. If interested in signing up, please email Mike.Canan@scripps.com.
Diversity and Inclusion in journalism grants
The Scripps Howard Fund is seeking innovative ideas to get post-secondary students from diverse backgrounds invested in journalism and foster environments where all journalism students can actively participate and feel welcome.
Diverse backgrounds include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military background and or membership in another group that is under-represented in journalism.
Universities and nonprofit organizations can apply for one-time grants of up to $30,000 to address this challenge.
The deadline to apply is April 30, 2023. Several grant recipients will be selected, with funds disbursed in June. A second round of grants for this purpose will be offered in fall 2023.
Special consideration will be given to proposals that offer experiential learning as an element of the project.