Project Zoom

Impact Journalism Grant Programme

Applications open now! 

Review Application Instructions
Why Project Zoom?

The way we tell stories can have strong effects on the community of people we reach out to. Making an impact through storytelling means reaching a target audience with powerful stories with the aim of raising awareness, striving for change and possibly having a real impact on the society we live in.

Project Zoom aims at bringing out stories that are generally overlooked, focussing on underreported issues that nevertheless might be impactful for the people they reach out to.

What’s in Project Zoom?

Targeted guidance, effective network and financial support of up to USD 7,000 for communication professionals wanting to embark on new exciting projects!

Who is Project Zoom designed for?

Independent journalists, freelancers and communication professionals who want to explore a different angle of their work, with a focus on the impact they have on their audience and society more broadly.

TOPICS

We look for out-of-the-box stories on:

Project Zoom

TIMELINE

13 February

Launch event – Applications
are open!

1 April

Application
Deadline

Mid-May

Winners
announcement!

May - September

Hands-on
project work

13 February

Launch event – Applications
are open!

1 April

Application
Deadline

Mid-May

Winners
announcement!

15 May - 15 September

Hands-on
project work

FAQs

YES, we require previous experience in media and/or communication projects, but it is not required to demonstrate past work in a specific media format.

YES, as long as you are based in Turkey and you are willing to present a project related to Turkish territory.

We request applicants to include in the application form two previous media and/or communication projects they have been involved in.

YES, projects will be considered eligible if they present some links with one of the following topics: migration, innovation, gender equality, sustainability, climate crisis and energy.

NO, we would still accept your application as long as you will be able to allocate necessary time to accomplish project results.

NO, we accept applications from teams too. The team leader can fill out the application form and include other team members in the personnel section of the project budget document, if needed.

YES, the project application will still be considered as long as the media product you develop is original, that is to say made expressly for this project and never published before.

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