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A common misperception of the Pulitzer Center is that we are primarily seeking "conflict" reporting. This is not the case. Our definition of "crisis" is broad.
PROPOSAL REVIEW SUSPENSION AS OF 06/05/2010: Due to the large number of proposals received and projects already committed to in the current year, we will not be accepting new proposals until October 2010. Complete proposals received prior to 06/05/2010 are still under consideration and applicants will be notified of their status in the coming weeks.
About: The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting provides travel grants to cover hard costs associated with upcoming travel for an international reporting project. Our ideal project offers print, photography, radio, and video.
The Center also provides travel grants to students at participating Campus Consortium schools. Learn more.
Terms of travel grant: The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting funds 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. The amount of individual travel grants will depend on the specific project and detailed budget planning. Most awards fall in the range of $2,000 to $10,000 but depending on project specifics may be as much as $20,000.
On approved projects, half of the grant amount is generally paid just before travel and the remainder on submission of the principal material for publication or broadcast. Specific grant terms are negotiated during the application process.
Distribution: Proposed projects must include a credible plan for broad dissemination of the resulting work in U.S. media (print and/or broadcast). Applicants should be able to demonstrate interest from editors and/or producers working in wide-reaching U.S. media outlets. The credibility of a distribution plan is generally most evident in an applicant's track-record working with the listed outlets. Please do not have editors send letters simply stating they would consider the work. Letters from editors and/or producers who have worked with you in the past, and are interested in working with you again, are encouraged.
Cross-Platform: The Pulitzer Center is increasingly seeking multi-media projects that combine print/photography and video to explore the issues. We encourage applicants to create partnerships with others and propose a complimentary suite of deliverables. If you are only working in one medium, you may still apply.
Eligibility: Grants are open to all journalists, writers, photographers, radio producers or filmmakers; staff journalists as well as free-lancers of any nationality are eligible to apply.
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