Monday, February 07, 2011

Applications Sought for Funding for Women-Led Journalism

From The Foundation Center...

[For more information about this grant opportunity, see "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this post, below.]

Deadline: April 4, 2011

J-Lab and McCormick Foundation Seek Applicants for New Media Women Entrepreneurs Program

J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism and the McCormick Foundation are seeking to fund four women-led journalism projects through the McCormick New Media Women Entrepreneurs program.
The program seeks to support individuals interested in creating new Web sites, mobile news services, and 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 one-time grants of $12,000 to women who have the vision, skills, and experience to launch a new venture. These can be solo ideas or team projects spearheaded by women.

Funding is available for start-ups only. Projects must launch at least a live beta within ten months, and must have a plan for continuing after initial funding has ended. Projects may be independent or housed within traditional media.

Award recipients 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 program's Web site for complete application guidelines.

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