Sunday, March 08, 2009

Grants For Women-Led Programs That Will Change the Journalism World

From The Foundation Center...

McCormick New Media Women Entrepreneurs Program Offers Funding for Innovative Journalism Projects

Deadline: March 31, 2009

Through the McCormick New Media Women Entrepreneurs program, J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism ( http://www.j-lab.org/ ) and the McCormick Foundation ( http://www.mccormickfoundation.org/ ) are seeking to fund three women-led projects that will help change the world of journalism.

The program partners will fund individuals who have original ideas for new Web sites, mobile news services, or other entrepreneurial initiatives that offer interactive opportunities to engage, inspire, and improve news and information in a geographic community or a community of interest.

The McCormick New Media Women Entrepreneurs program will provide three one-time grants of $10,000 each to women who have the vision, skills, and experience to launch a new venture.
Ventures can be solo ideas or team projects spearheaded by women.

Funding is available for start-up programs only. Projects must launch (at least a live beta) within ten months of the grant and must have a plan for continuing after initial funding has ended. Projects must have journalistic value. Projects may be independent or housed within traditional media. Personal blogs or one-time documentaries will not be funded.

Award winners will receive funding through a subcontract if they are an individual or affiliated with a business, and through a grant if they are affiliated with a nonprofit institution.

Visit the New Media Women Web site for complete program information.

RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/15017173/newmediawomen

1 comment:

GrantS said...

I hope this bring much needed exposure to woman politics.