What they do
- Fund up to 150 international reporting trips per year for experienced and early-career journalists (last year, the funded projects included 25 by students).
- Journalists typically spend 2-3 weeks in the field and are awarded between US$5,000 to US$15,000, although the Center has also provided up to US$80,000 for special projects.
General advice for winning a grant
- Don’t focus on breaking news of a crisis, such as a health scare or a natural disaster. Your proposal should aim to explain what leads to these crises in the first place, and what the impact has been
- Make sure your proposed story hasn’t already been covered before by another Pulitzer Center grant recipient.
- If you’re rejected the first time you apply (or multiple times), don’t give up! In many cases, applicants who have been rejected multiple times are eventually funded.
You’re a good fit if....
- Have a solid distribution plan. Where will your story be published? Is there a multimedia element?
- Non-native English speaking journalists can apply for the Persephone Miel Fellowship, which is awarded annually.