ICFJ/FJP COVID-19 Reporting Grants 2020 for MENA Journalists (up to $2,500)

ICFJ/FJP COVID-19 Reporting Grants 2020 for MENA Journalists (up to $2,500)

Deadline: June 12, 2020

Are you a MENA journalist who is in need of funding for a project covering COVID? Apply for the ICFJ/FJP COVID-19 Reporting Grants 2020 for MENA Journalists.

In partnership with the Facebook Journalism Project, ICFJ will offer a combination of grants, webinars, and professional mentorship to support publishers as they navigate the challenges associated with COVID-19. These grants are designed to provide financial support to individual journalists and freelancers in Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, and Yemen to assist them in their COVID-19 reporting.


  • Selected journalists will receive a $2,500 grant to produce stories related to COVID-19 and its effects.
  • Selected journalists will also receive a mentor to help them develop their stories for a period of two months.
  • All grantees must participate in a kick-off call with mentors and ICFJ staff.


  • Open to reporter working for an independent nonprofit or for-profit local news organizations, both located in the Middle East or North Africa region;
  • Have been a reporter for two years or more;
  • The publisher’s Facebook pages and Instagram accounts are in compliance with Facebook community standards and partner monetization policies.
  • Must accept to participate in a mentorship program for the grant period.

Grant preference will be given to journalists who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Serve underserved and economically disadvantaged communities;
  • Represent areas where COVID-19 impact is particularly acute;
  • Actively covering COVID-19 and producing original news content related to COVID-19;
  • Clearly and candidly explain the grant’s contribution to their reporting proposal;
  • Have a letter of support from publisher.


Submit your application by Friday, June 12. Feel free to reach out to Tabitha Richmond at [email protected] with any questions.

Click here to apply

For more information, visit ICFJ/FJP COVID-19 Reporting Grants.