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NABJ Content Creators Grant Deadline

When: Friday, Aug. 2, 2019
Where: United States

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NABJ Content Creators Grant


The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is pleased to announce a new grants program for NABJ members and veteran journalists. The NABJ Content Creators Grant supports rich storytelling of black people, the black community and/or the black experience. Five (5) $1,000 grants will be awarded as part of this inaugural program in 2019. NABJ members in good standing with 10 years or more of full-time journalism experience are eligible. The purpose of the NABJ Content Creators Grant is to propel a story forward on the black experience with additional funds for reporting. The grant may assist journalists with the completion of an existing project, help launch a new story report or the funds may be used to purchase technology and tools to expand existing reporting.


2019 NABJ Content Creators Grant Timeline

Application open date: July 18, 2019

Application due date: Aug. 2, 2019

Proposed Project/Story to be published by:  March 1, 2020


Grant criteria and requirements are listed below.

  • Must be a current full-time NABJ member in good standing
  • Midcareer or veteran journalists with at least 10 years full-time journalism experience
  • Grant winner agrees to sign a waiver of consent to provide NABJ with expressed written consent to publish the final story and its elements (text, videos, photos), and to use the winner’s name, image and likeness in materials related to promoting the award; Grant winner agrees to sign a waiver of liability form
  • Grant winner agrees to name the National Association of Black Journalists as supporter in its publication materials; suggested wording to come at a later date
  • Funds distributed to the winner are taxable, as required by law, and the responsibility of the winner
  • Additional requirements below



Click HERE to Apply


This application must be submitted with the information listed below. Applications submitted without required information will be disqualified.

  • Upload a statement explaining the proposed story on the black experience that you will report on as an NABJ Content Creators Grant recipient. The statement should explain the topic’s significance. Explain what the completed project’s publication components are (what platforms do you plan to publish on), and what media outlet will publish the completed story. If you are a freelancer, please indicate what organizations you intend to pitch the story to (not to exceed 800 words).
  • Upload an essay that describes your journalistic experience (not to exceed 300 words).
  • Upload three recent samples of your work.
  • Upload two letters of recommendation from persons familiar with your work.
  • Upload your resume.



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