IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

The Walkley Foundation

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 and media outlets.

The Walkley Foundation — Judith Neilson Institute Freelance Grant for Asian Journalism

What happens in Asia shapes what happens globally. The continent is home to half the world's population and its economy is bigger than the rest of the world combined.

Few countries are as closely tied to Asia as Australia. Yet 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 and media outlets.

About the grants

The goal of these grants is to support freelance journalists producing high-quality journalism, which tells the region’s most important stories in intelligent and compelling ways.

Up to $25,000 in grants will be awarded to assist Australian freelance journalists to produce a significant work of journalism in any medium.

The judges are looking for original journalism with public interest value and impact — stories that surprise, educate and make a difference.

Who can apply?

Freelance journalists who are Australian residents or citizens. Applicants can enter as individuals or groups of up to three (all must be freelance journalists).

How to apply

Applicants should:

- Give a brief outline of their project

- Show they have a realistic understanding of the budget for their project and provide details with their application

- Show they have in-principle support of a high-impact, mainstream platform to public the work they produce as a result of this grant

- Submit up to three examples of their work to support their application

Applications opened on March 2, 2020 and close at midnight on April 26, 2020. You can apply using the online application form.

Grant recipients will be announced at the Mid-Year Celebration of Journalism.

Terms and conditions

The full terms and conditions and judging criteria are available on the Walkley Foundation's website.