Via Mongabay:

“Experienced journalists based in the tropics can apply for a paid reporting initiative.

Mongabay is looking for correspondents to join its Global Forests Reporting Network.

The selected journalists will investigate deforestation alerts and produce stories for the Forest Trackers series. They will also have access to webinars on data-driven environmental journalism.

Reporters in these regions are encouraged to apply: Southeast Asia (Laos, Cambodia and the Philippines); Oceania (Australia, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands); Central Africa (Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo and Central African Republic); West Africa (Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone); South America (Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela); and Central America (Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua).”


Via Arab Fund for Arts and Culture:

“The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) is accepting applications for its film projects program.

AFAC’s cinema grants are open to all kinds of fiction film projects – shorts, medium- and feature-length, animation, essay, hybrid, experimental and others. AFAC offers funding for the development, production and post-production phases.

The program will provide up to US$10,000 to projects in development and up to US$50,000 for production and post-production.

Applications can be submitted in either Arabic or English.”

DEADLINE: August 1.

DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKERS (funding) by Bear Guerra

Via Latino Public Broadcasting:

“Through its Current Issues Fund, LPB is accepting proposals for sixty- or ninety-minute documentary films from the Latino American perspective that explore contemporary civic and social justice issues, incorporate a journalistic approach into the filmmaking process, and have resonance for a U.S. national audience. Production and post-production grants ranging between $40,000 and $100,000 will be awarded in support of stories that explore timely issues, demonstrate artistic storytelling, and have the potential to engage communities in civic discourse beyond the broadcast. (Research and development are not be supported.)

Journalistic practice, broadly defined, must be integral to the project, as must a commitment to fairness, objectivity, and accuracy. 

To be eligible, projects must have a Latino/a director and/or producer; non-Latino/a co-applicants must have a Latino/a in a director or producer role. Applicants must also retain copyright, artistic, budgetary, and editorial control over the proposed project, and must be at least 18 years of age and a citizen or legal resident of the United States or one of its territories.”



ASPIRING PODCASTERS (funding) by Bear Guerra


Via Podfund:

“Welcome to the Podfund application! The mission of Podfund is to support emerging creator-led, audio-first media companies (solo creators, studios, agencies, networks). We are looking for extraordinary early stage podcasters with potential for growth, revenue, and profitability.

All data provided in applications is considered private and confidential. We evaluate applicants on an ongoing basis and make a handful of funding decisions each month. If your application looks like a good fit, we'll reach out for more information. If you do not hear from us immediately, you still may be considered in a subsequent month. 

Once you create an account, you will be able to save your application and submit later. If you have any questions, please refer to our FAQs or reach out to”