Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Seeking Proposals for Investigative Data-Driven Projects on Go Gender Equality

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Jon Sawyer
Executive Director, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is seeking proposals for investigative data-driven projects on issues related to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. It is open to all newsrooms and independent journalists in the United States and abroad as well as from freelance journalists, staff journalists, or groups of newsrooms working in collaboration with a project idea. 

Women and girls are disproportionately affected by global crises and face discrimination and violence worldwide and in the fight against the disparities they endure, they show resilience, strength, and leadership. The Gender Equality Grant is designed to help journalists take to a new level the reporting on issues related to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

The Pulitzer Center values stories that elevate the voices of communities not often represented in the media, stories of resilience, and projects that tackle systemic issues of gender equality using data and investigative reporting.

Applicants may be asked to provide the following: a description of the proposed project in no more than 250 words; a preliminary budget estimate, including a basic breakdown of costs; and a compelling distribution plan.

The Center aims to support teams that reflect the communities they report on while hoping the Gender Equality Grant can help its partner organizations advance their diversity, equity, and inclusion goals and commitments.

It accepts grant proposals on a rolling basis and interested journalists are encouraged to refer to Tips for Writing a Successful Pulitzer Center Grant Proposal for more information on how to apply.

The Pulitzer Center will consider projects of any scope and size and is open to supporting multiple projects each year. The average size of a grant is $5,000, but may be more or less depending on circumstances.

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is a non-profit organization that supports independent global journalism. Persons and organisations interested in applying for the gran should go to: https://pulitzercenter.org/journalism/initiatives/gender-equality-grants.Those who have questions should email contact@pulitzercenter.org.