Applications open for JNI/Walkey Freelance Grants for Asia

Applications are now open for JNI’s Freelance Grant for Asian Journalism, one of three grants the Walkley Foundation is offering in 2020 to fund public interest journalism.

What happens in Asia shapes what happens in the rest of the world and few countries are as closely tied to Asia as Australia. The Judith Neilson Institute Grant for Asian Journalism aims to encourage more and better reporting on Asia by Australian journalists.

Up to $25,000 will be awarded to help Australian and permanent resident freelance journalists produce a significant body of work in any medium.

Applications are open from March 2, 2020 and close on May 29, 2020.

Find out more about the grant andĀ how to apply.

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Last year, the Walkley Grants for Freelance Journalism funded 11 public interest journalism projects.

The initial pool of $50,000 from the Walkley Public Fund for Journalism was boosted by an additional $25,000 contribution from the Judith Neilson Institute.

You canĀ read the grant recipients’ stories in the Walkley Magazine.