JournalismFund European Cross-border Research Grant 2018

JournalismFund European Cross-border Research Grant 2018

Deadline: February 15, 2018

Do you have a good idea for a cross-border investigative story but have no means to pursue it? Apply for the European Cross-border Research Grant 2018. supports teams of journalists from several countries working out of each their country on a common story thus compiling multiple research competences and safeguarding publication to various audiences. occasionally supports individual journalists working on European stories. Publication to multiple audiences and in several countries is considered important in order to address the various European audiences and achieve impact for the journalistic stories.

The support takes the form of grants to teams of journalists. They must demonstrate that their project is unusually costly or time-consuming in such a way that the normal support of editors or publishers is not sufficient for the project to be realised. The projects must exceed regular reporting, daily journalism or correspondence. The subject or theme must be European or have a cross-border perspective.


  • supports journalists living in a Council of Europe country (geographical Europe). When relevant for the story, team members from elsewhere can be accepted, too;
  • Applicants must be working as professional journalists;
  • Only natural persons are eligible;
  • Students are not eligible;
  • Journalists who were previously allocated a working grant can reapply, but the jury will include the result of previous working grants in their evaluation of the new application.

Jury Criteria

Each proposal will be assessed by the jurors on the basis these criteria:

  • Added value compared to mainstream coverage / a forgotten story
  • Relevance in society
  • Originality and innovative ideas, research methods
  • Feasability
  • Experience of the applicants, references
  • Saleability, newsworthiness
  • Work effort requirement
  • Cross-border research, cross-border stories
  • Networking between colleagues in different countries, pooling research
  • Being a watchdog of EU institutions, policies, money

Application and Deadlines

The next upcoming deadlines for cross-border grants until the end of 2018 are:

  • Thursday February 15, 2018
  • Tuesday May 1, 2018
  • Monday October 1, 2018
  • Thursday November 15, 2018

Always at 11.59 pm Brussels time.

To apply for a grant, you need to fill in the online application form. Other formats of applications such as e-mails or letters are not accepted.

Begin your application here!

For more information, visit European Cross-border Research Grant.