1. Nieman Fellowships at Harvard University offer fellows a chance to study at Harvard for an academic year; Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships, which last 12 weeks or fewer, are also available for project-based work that will advance journalism in some new way.
  2. John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford allows journalists to spend an academic year working on innovative projects.
  3. Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship is a year-long program hosted by the University of Maryland and the U.S. Department of State.
  4. The Fulbright Program offers research and teaching opportunities both for visiting U.S. and non-U.S. faculty and professionals.
  5. The Knight-Wallace Fellowships offer an academic year-long study program at the University of Michigan.
  6. Reuters Institute Fellowship Program offers journalists the chance to study and reflect at the University of Oxford in the UK.
  7. The Reporting Award is offered annually by the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University to support a significant work of journalism in any medium on an under-reported topic in the public interest.
  8. UC Berkeley’s Investigative Reporting Program at the Graduate School of Journalism offers year-long fellowships in investigative reporting.
  9. Yale World Fellows is a program for mid-career professionals to spend four months at the US Ivy League school “to explore critical global issues and cross-disciplinary studies, sharpen leadership skills and build relationships with other emerging leaders.”
  10. The Logan Nonfiction Program of the Carey Institute for Global Good is for creators of longform nonfiction.
  11. Knight International Journalism Fellowships are for journalism trainers to use digital tools “to instill a culture of news innovation and experimentation worldwide.” They are administered through the International Center for Journalists.
  12. World Press Institute Fellowship provides reporters from around the world the opportunity to travel for three months and learn about journalism in the United States.
  13. Persephone Miel Fellowship is offered by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and provides an opportunity for reporters to work cross-borders.
  14. Open Society Fellowship seeks “idea entrepreneurs” from across the world. Project themes should cut across at least two areas of interest to the Open Society Foundations: human rights, government transparency, access to information and to justice, and the promotion of civil society and social inclusion.
  15. Netherlands Fellowship Programmes are offered in various subjects by the Radio Nederland Training Centre (RNTC), a Netherlands-based training institute. Courses include Investigative Journalism, Narrative Journalism, and Using Media for Development.
  16. Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowships are funded by the U.S. Congress to support democratic activists, scholars, and journalists from around the world to undertake independent research on democratic challenges. Fellows spend five months in residence at the National Endowment for Democracy in downtown Washington, D.C.
  17. Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships is a 30-year-old program placing talented international journalists in U.S. newsrooms.
  18. Freedom of Expression Award Fellowships are sponsored by Index on Censorship, a British non-profit that campaigns for and defends free expression worldwide.
  19. Google News Lab Fellowships offer students interested in journalism and technology the opportunity to spend the summer working at relevant organizations across the world.
  20. GIJN Fellowships are available to attend the biennial Global Investigative Journalism Conference and Asian Investigative Journalism Conference. Next fellowships will be offered in 2018 for IJAsia18 in Seoul, South Korea. Participants must write a story or do a presentation in their home country following the conference.
  21. Investigative Reporters and Editors Training Grants are fellowships and scholarships to allow professional journalists or students the chance to attend training events.
  22. Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT offers an academic-year fellowship for reporters interested in deepening their knowledge of science and technology.
  23. Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists is a one-week training on environmental and science reporting offered through the Metcalf Institute in Rhode Island.
  24. EGU Science Journalism Fellowships are offered by the European Geosciences Union (EGU) for “innovative proposals to report on geoscientific research not yet in the public sphere.” The aim is to promote excellence in geoscience reporting.
  25. Soros Justice Media Fellowship funds projects about the criminal justice system.
  26. Knight-Bagehot Fellowship at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism offers an academic year of courses in business and economics journalism.
  27. Dart Fellowship Programs are offered through Columbia University in New York City, including the Ochberg Fellowship on trauma and conflict and the Dart Asia Pacific Fellowship to train reporters in Asia on how to report on tragic events.
  28. Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism Fellowships are offered through Ohio State offers a one-week intensive training on using public records, data and social media.
  29. UC Berkeley-11th Hour Food and Farming Journalism Fellowships are offered by UCB’s Graduate School of Journalism. They are looking for ambitious long form stories on food systems, from agricultural and nutritional policy and the food industry to public health tied to food and farming.
  30. Michael Hastings National Security Reporting Fellowship is a Buzzfeed News year-long program for “proven journalists” to focus on a U.S.national security topic such as the American military, foreign policy, and counterterrorism.
  31. Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellowships invites proposals from people and institutions to collaborate “on innovative projects that strengthen democracy through better journalism.”
  32. Journalists-in-Residence are offered by the Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
  33. Open Data Media Camp is sponsored by the UNDP’s Moldova Social Innovation Lab (MiILab).
  34. The Draper Hills Summer Fellowship on Democracy and Development holds a three-week program that focuses on democracy, development and the rule of law.
  35. IRE Freelance Fellowships are offered by Investigative Reporters and Editors to independent journalists working on investigative projects.
  36. European Cross-border Grant Programme is sponsored by the Journalismfund.eu.
  37. The International Women’s Media Foundation supports projects including educational opportunities, investigative reporting and media development initiatives through the Howard G. Buffet Fund for Women Journalists.
  38. The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute, sponsored by the U.S. liberal weekly The Nation, gives grants for investigative projects, including the twice annual I.F. Stone Award.
  39. Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting offers grants to fund reporting projects to be published in In These Times, a progressive U.S. magazine.
  40. Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Travel Grants fund international travel costs associated with reporting projects on topics and regions of global importance, with an emphasis on issues that have gone unreported or under-reported in the mainstream American media.
  41. Fund for Environmental Journalism grants offered through the Society of Environmental Journalism underwrite reporting projects and entrepreneurial ventures on issues around the environment.
  42. Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative is funded by Moment, a U.S.-based Jewish magazine, “to encourage young journalists to write in-depth stories about a modern manifestation of anti-Semitism or another deeply ingrained prejudice.”
  43. New York City Reporting Grants are available through the Urban Reporting Grants Program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.
  44. Mongabay.org provides opportunities to report on key conservation stories. It announces a new Special Reporting Initiative (SRI) every two to three months.
  45. Freelance Investigative Reporters and Editors (FIRE) offers reporting grants to freelance journalists doing investigative projects.
  46. Science Fund for Investigative Reporting is sponsored by Science magazine to support “ambitious projects in investigative reporting and data journalism.
  47. Social Justice Investigative Reporting for Diverse Journalists is sponsored by the Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) and the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University.
  48. The Refugee Crisis Media Fund sponsored by Mary Raftery Journalism Fund (MRJF) was established to provide support to journalists and media professionals who wish to investigate the refugee crisis in Europe and the impact of the arrival and integration of refugees in Ireland.
  49. The James W. Foley Middle East Fellowship at The GroundTruth Project to report stories in the Middle East that are under-covered by the mainstream media.
  50. Biodiversity Story Grants Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) supports the production of in-depth stories that highlight previously untold threats to global biodiversity or explore new conservation-based solutions.
  51. Reporting Grants for Women’s Stories, sponsored by the International Women’s Media Foundation and The Secular Society, supports journalism produced by and about women.


Ramnath Goenka Award
This is the most prestigious award for journalists in India. He was the founder of Indian Express Group, his contribution in shaping Indian Journalism has been immense and deeply respected in the journalism forums.

Awards by the Journalist Association of India (JAI)
Founded in 1992, the JAI promotes good working conditions for journalists globally, they work under the flagship of Journalists Federation of India(JFI).

  • Journalist Association of India Life Time Achievement Journalist Award (National & Global)
  • Journalist Association of India Male Journalist (Print) of the Year Award. (National & Global)
  • Journalist Association of India Female Journalist (Print) of the Year Award. (National & Global)
  • Journalist Association of India Male Journalist (Electronic Media) of the Year Award. (National & Global)
  • Journalist Association of India Female Journalist (Electronic Media) of the Year Award.(National & Global)
  • Journalist Association of India Male Crime Reporter of the Year Award. (National & Global)
  • Journalist Association of India Female Crime Reporter of the Year Award. (National & Global)
  • Journalist Association of India Male Photo Journalist of the Year Award. (National & Global)
  • Journalist Association of India Female Photo Journalist of the Year Award. (National & Global)
  • Journalist Association of India Male Stinger of the Year Award. (National & Global)
  • Journalist Association of India Female Stinger of the Year Award. (National & Global)
  • Journalist Association of India Male Investigative Reporter of the Year Award. (National & Global)
  • Journalist Association of India Female Investigative Reporter of the Year Award. (National & Global)

Red Ink Awards
Given by the Mumbai Press Club, this award is to promote best practices among journalists and encourage good quality writing, fair play and ethical writing. It is given to journalists working across platforms.

Shriram Awards
This award is given for excellence in Financial Journalism. Started in 2012, these awards are sponsored by the Shriram Group, a financial products organisation.

Shorenstein Prize
It is awarded annually by the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center at Stanford University. This prize honors journalists for brilliant writing and reporting that helps the American citizens better understand the Asian perspective.

Kalinga Literary Award
Annually held literary festival held at Bhubhneshwar, it is organised by the Odisha Diary Foundation. This festival was founded by Rashmi Ranjan Parida, an award winning journalist. These awards are given to promote journalism in the country.

Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award for Excellence in Journalism
Mandated by government, the Press Council of India ensures standards of journalism and freedom of the press. This award is given to honor excellence in journalism. This award has multiple categories to recognise the work of Photojournalists, Investigative, Rural and Single News Features journalists

IPI India Award
IPI India instituted the annual award in 2003 to recognise and honour the best work by an Indian media organisation or journalist working in print, radio, television or online journalism done in furtherance of the public interest, including safeguarding freedom of the press and other human rights.