Journalismfund.eu calls application for Money Trail Grants 2020.
Money Trail offers working grants for African, Asian, and European journalists to investigate cross-border illicit financial flows, tax abuse, and corruption in Africa, Asia, and Europe.
The total available amount per application round is around 50.000 euro: this amount is distributed among different projects. The money comes from the Dutch Nationale Postcode Loterij.
The following candidates can apply for Journalismfund Money Trail Grants
- Intercontinental journalist teams from Africa, Asia, and Europe.
- Regional cross-border collaborations in Africa and Asia.
- Exceptional proposals from individual journalists in Africa and Asia whose story includes an offshore element in a national story – where the money trail leads to a tax haven – can be accepted.
- European journalists planning on applying must collaborate with an African or Asian journalist.
- Foreign correspondents in Africa or Asia can apply with local journalists.
- Added value compared to mainstream coverage / a forgotten story.
- Relevance in society.
- Originality and innovative ideas, research methods.
- Experience of the applicants, references.
- Saleability, newsworthiness.
- Work effort requirement.
- Cross-border stories, cooperation between colleagues in different countries, pooling research capacity, and knowledge.
- Being a watchdog of institutions, policies, money.
Terms and Conditions
- The applicant endorses the five ethical principles of journalism (truth and accuracy, independence, fairness and impartiality, humanity, and accountability) as suggested by the Ethical Journalism Network.
- Every grantee signs an Agreement with Journalismfund.eu that states the mutual arrangements and conditions.
- Grants are paid in two installments: the first (2/3) upon signature of the Agreement, the second (1/3) upon the completion of the project, and finalization of the administration.
- Grants are paid in euro. They are only paid out on bank accounts, not via other money transfer services. Any bank charges for international payments are carried by Journalismfund.eu, except for exchange rates.
- Any journalistic product that is the result of the supported project explicitly has to mention the support of the Money Trail project.
- The signed Agreements (at the beginning of the project) and the original receipts of the expenses (after completion of the project) must be sent in hard (physical) copy to Journalismfund.eu. (This is due to the legislative and highest audit requirements Journalismfund.eu has to comply with, which enables it to receive funding from donors and transfer it to journalists.) Applicants can include shipping costs for these required documents in their budget.
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