European Journalism Centre Global Health Journalism Grant 2019 (Up to €15,000)

European Journalism Centre Global Health Journalism Grant 2019 (Up to €15,000)

Deadline: August 8, 2019

Applications are open for the European Journalism Centre Global Health Journalism Grant 2019. More than 20 grants worth €15,000 on average will be awarded overall, looking to advance the coverage of international health, health policy and development issues in German and French media.

Since the launch of the Global Health Journalism Grant Programmes for Germany (2016) and France (2018), they have disbursed over half a million Euros to 39 journalistic projects that brought under-reported global health stories to the attention of audiences in Germany and France. Stories on antibiotic resistance in India, the mental health crisis in Iraq and lead poisoning of communities living near recycling factories in Nigeria, to name just a few, have had an impact on a wide spectrum of society, ranging from audience engagement to donations to NGOs.


  • The grants are worth between €5,000 and €20,000 each – including potential travel and technical expenses according to the scope of project.


  • Open to freelancers and staff journalists with a proven track record in covering development, global health and science;
  • Applicants need to provide a letter of intent for publication from at least one relevant media outlet in Germany or France;
  • There is no citizenship, nationality or residence restriction.

Selection Criteria

  • Selection criteria include originality, focus & balance of the chosen topic, audience reach and expected impact on the targeted audiences. Award decisions will be taken by the EJC and editorial independence will be rigorously safeguarded.


Entries need to be submitted online by way of this application for the German call, and this application for the French call.

For more information, visit Global Health Journalism Grant.