DEADLINE: IJ4EU Fund for Cross-Border Investigative Journalism

Event Date: 
March 31, 2024

The Investigative Journalism for Europe (IJ4EU) programme opened two new calls for proposals on February 1, 2024, inviting newsrooms and individual journalists to apply for funding to collaborate on transnational investigations.

1. The Investigation Support Scheme will provide grants of up to €50,000 to allow journalistic teams of any type — including newsrooms and specialist investigative outlets — to team up across frontiers on ambitious projects.

2. The Freelancer Support Scheme will provide grants of up to €20,000 to cross-border investigative teams made up predominantly of freelance journalists.

IJ4EU grants may be used to cover nearly any type of cost necessary for the production of journalistic content. This includes salary and human resource costs for both employed journalists and freelance journalists, research costs, travel costs, translation costs and administrative costs.

The deadline for applications to both schemes is eight weeks after the launch of the call, on March 31 at 23:59 CET. 

Both schemes will have subsequent calls in the autumn of 2024 and early 2025. 

Note: The Investigative Journalism for Europe (IJ4EU) fund will host a webinar on February 7, 2024 at 11:00 CET to answer questions about the support on offer from our programme for cross-border investigative journalism.


Who can apply?

The geographical eligibility criteria are the same for both schemes.

Applications must be submitted by teams with journalists based in at least two European countries that have signed up to the full cross-sectoral strand of the European Union’s Creative Europe Programme, which provides core funding for IJ4EU.

Eligible countries include all 27 EU member states and the following non-EU countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia and Ukraine.

Eligibility is based on residency, not nationality.

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