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Grants of 25,000$ for Courageous Journalism from Inti Raymi Fund

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Inti Raymi Fund offers the Jamal Khashoggi Award grants intended for journalists and writers who are working on investigative projects related to human rights violations, women’s rights, human and sex trafficking, corruption and abuse of power, and climate change impact.

Eligibility criteria:

  1. Freelance or permanently employed individual journalists, or small teams of journalists can apply.
  2. Applicants must be published journalists with at least 2 years professional experience and a track record of prior publications.
  3. Applicants with no experience may be considered.
  4. Journalists who are not older than 35 years and who live and work as journalists are eligible to participate until the 15th January 2019.


The Jamal Khashoggi Award grants by Inti Raymi Fund will support five investigative journalistic projects with a maximum amount of 5000 U.S. dollars each; to cover out-of-pocket expenses such as travel, document collection, and equipment rental.  ($2,500 upfront and $2,500 upon completion and publishing of the story)

What do you need to apply?

  1. Short Biography (In 200 words or less)
  2. Why do you think you are the right person to receive the “Jamal Khashoggi Award for courageous journalism? (In 200 words or less)
  3. Title of your investigation
  4. Summary (In 500 words or less, summarize your proposed investigation).
  5. Grant Proposal (Your grant proposal should explain the question your investigation seeks to answer, why you consider the project to be investigative in nature, what is new – especially if the topic has received some coverage – your reporting plan and potential impact. Be as specific as possible). Do not exceed 1000 words.
  6. Budget (Your estimated budget should itemize expenses of reporting such as travel, document fees, equipment rentals, and small stipends). Identify other sources of funding (if applicable).
  7. Work Sample (Name three published pieces that you are particularly proud of). Links with a brief description are sufficient.
  8. References (Enter names, affiliations, and contact information for two references at least.) Do not submit reference letters.
  9. Publisher, Outlet (Optional) (What is the publisher or outlet pledges its commitment to publish your investigation?). If applicable now.
  10. Has the applicant received any grants or awards in the last 5 years? Tell us more. Do not exceed 200 words
  11. Anticipated start and completion date. Ongoing investigation projects are accepted.
  12. How did you hear about JKA?

About Inti Raymi Fund:

Inti Raymi Fund (“IRF”) is a global human rights foundation based in Austin, Texas, USA. The IRF was founded by Mr. David McGrain (nicknamed CHIMU) in 2011, dedicated to respectful philanthropy based on human connection and dignity. The success IRF is achieving in 66 countries and 77 projects around the world is based on our unique approach which based on Dignity and Respect. They help by asking the recipients…” What do you need?” and “How can we Help?”, then listen and respond accordingly. They believe it is time to provide the People they help with Dignity and Respect in the process.  This unique model gives them greater reach and sustainability, allowing them to have a greater impact in more countries.

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United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Country of residence
Any Country
Age Groups
Less than35
Both gender
Media and Journalism

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Young Professionals, Mid Career Professionals
Full funding
Opportunity Coverage
Travel costs, Participation fees, Other
Opportunity will take place in
Not specified
Required Documents
CV, others

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
All Specialties
Educational Level
No Education Level is Required
Required Languages
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