Transitions: Funding opportunity for journalists

Transitions is announcing a call for microgrants for journalists interested in developing solutions stories. Stipends are available for up to 600 €. In addition to financial support. We are also offering mentoring during the entire production of the article to achieve the highest possible quality.

Are you eligible for a grant?

The grants are for stories from Central and Eastern Europe. If you are from one of the countries below, you can can apply. Both staff journalists and freelance reporters are eligible.

  • Czech Republic
  • Slovakia
  • Bosnia
  • Romania
  • Poland
  • Bulgaria
  • Ukraine
  • Hungary
  • Belarus
  • Georgia
  • Moldova

Story pitches must be submitted in English and you are supposed to prepare the article in English for the international audience. But don’t worry, your English doesn’t have to be perfect. We will provide you with an English speaking editor and also, if necessary, we can arrange a mentoring process in your native language. The stories will be published on Transitions Magazine. However, you are also free to publish the article in your own publication in your native language.

What is Solutions Journalism and why is it important?

Solutions Journalism is rigorous reporting about existing responses to society’s problems. It not only spotlights problems but also follows an evidence-based analysis of existing solutions. Such reporting enhances knowledge and accountability by providing the whole story to readers and offers constructive content in an age of media apathy.

Read more about what solutions journalism is (and what it isn’t) at the Transitions Knowledge Center for Solutions Journalism.

Deadline for submissions is June 19th, 2022.

Read more information about the call HERE.