Pulitzer Center Gender Equality Grants ($5,000)

Deadline: Rolling

Deadline: Rolling

Applications open for the Pulitzer Center Gender Equality Grants. Submit our proposal straight away!

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a non-profit that promotes independent journalism around the world, is looking for proposals for data-driven, investigative projects on gender equality plus women’s and girls’ empowerment. All newsrooms and independent journalists in the United States and overseas are eligible for this opportunity.

Global crises have a disproportionately negative impact on women and girls, who also frequently experience violence and prejudice. They demonstrate resiliency, strength, and leadership in the struggle against the injustices they face. The goal of the Gender Equality Grant is to assist journalists in elevating their coverage of topics pertaining to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

Foe the Pulitzer Center Gender Equality Grants, they like stories that give voice to populations that are underrepresented in the media, tales of resiliency, and initiatives that use data and investigative reporting to address systemic problems with gender equality.


  • A Pulitzer Center award typically amounts to $5,000, however it may be more or less depending on the situation.
  • This opportunity is open to U.S. residents and journalists around the world. 
  • They are open to proposals from freelance journalists, staff journalists, or groups of newsrooms working in collaboration with a project idea. 
  • They strongly encourage proposals from journalists and newsrooms who represent a broad array of social, racial, ethnic, underrepresented groups, and economic backgrounds.
  • To access the web form for the Pulitzer Center Grant Application, click here.

Applications include the following:

  • A description of the proposed project in no more than 250 words.
  • A thorough publication plan. Letters of interest or commitment from editors and news outlets should be included.
  • A preliminary budget estimate, including a basic breakdown of costs. Travel grants cover hard costs associated with the reporting; please do not include stipends for the applicants. Local reporting partner/translator/driver fees are acceptable.
  • Three samples of published work, either print or broadcast.
  • Three professional references. These can be either contact information or letters of recommendation. The latter is encouraged when letters from interested producers or editors are available.
  • A copy of your curriculum vitae.

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