Bertha Foundation Challenge Fellowship Opens for Applications


The Bertha Foundation is accepting applications from investigative journalists and activist for the 2022 edition of Bertha Challenge, which seeks to support collaborative investigations of one pressing social justice issue.

The Bertha Challenge aims to support investigative journalists who are already doing ground-breaking work to investigate social justice issues, to amplify their work and to connect with audiences by providing time to work exclusively on projects, the spaces in which to connect with a diverse global cohort of Bertha Fellows, and the resources to develop tangible products speaking directly to the Challenge question.

For the 2022 challenge, investigative journalists and activists will spend a year focusing on water by addressing the following question: “How is the relationship between politics and profit contributing to the degradation and loss of our freshwater and oceans, and what can be done to ensure equitable access and protection of these finite resources for people and planet?”

The Fellowships offer Income for each Bertha Fellow for one year; a Project Fund for each Bertha Fellow to produce a culminating product that responds to the question posed by the Bertha Challenge; a Connect Fund specifically designed to encourage collaboration between Fellows; peer and mentor support in the form of regular virtual check-ins with Bertha staff and a cohort of Bertha Fellows and global convening of Bertha Fellows at the start and end of the Bertha Challenge.

Applications close on July 3, 2021.

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