Applications are now open for the Judith Neilson Institute 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.
Yet media coverage of Asia does not always keep pace with its importance.
Established by the Walkley Foundation, 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 freelance journalists produce a significant body of work in any medium.
Applications close May 29, 2020.
Find out more about the grant and how to apply.
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