Data Journalism and Property Rights Grants
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a grant-giving non-profit organization that supports independent global journalism, is seeking applications for data-driven journalism projects related to land rights and property rights. Proposals that use open data to reveal new perspectives on property rights issues related to land tenure, indigenous land rights, transparency in land transactions and concessions, resource rights, or overlapping land use rights—just to name a few are encouraged. The program seeks data-driven stories that utilize the tools of the trade—satellite imagery, 360° cameras, drones, sensors, data visualizations, and interactive maps/graphics—but ultimately how to tell the story is up to you.
Proposals that seek to vet or verify datasets related to property rights generated by NGO’s, governments, or multilateral development banks are also welcomed. After publication, when possible, the datasets created during this grant period will be released for the public good. During this special opportunity, three to five-story proposals for grants will be selected. Projects of any scope and size will be considered. Please choose a team leader to submit the proposal, and submit only one project per journalist, data design team, or newsroom.
To apply, please include the following:
- A description of the proposed project, including distribution/publication plan, no more than 250 words. If you have a letter from interested publishers or editors please include it.
- A preliminary budget estimate, including a basic breakdown of costs. Include travel costs, software, satellite/GIS, or hardware costs. Please do not include stipends for journalists/team members who are in the employ of newsrooms or are being paid by a publisher. If you are a journalist collaborating with a data designer and/or data visual specialist you may include consultant fees in your budget.
- Three samples of published work by you (or someone your project team.) For example data visualizations, infographics, and/or data-driven stories.
- Three professional references. These can be either contact information or letters of recommendation.
- A copy of your resume or curriculum vitae.
Applications may also include a more detailed description of project, but this will be considered as an optional supplement only. The most important part of the submission is the 250-word summary. If you have questions about this call for applications please email us at email@example.com.
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