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The Cancer Journalist Grant is run by the European School of Oncology to encourages high-quality reporting on cancer. The Grant enables print, broadcast and new media journalists to complete a reporting project on a particular topic relating to cancer. We look for projects that explore systemic issues that have a significant impact on cancer patients and that provide comprehensive coverage on the topic rather than short spot-reports from the field.
Who can apply for a Cancer Journalist Grant?
The grant is open to print, broadcast and new media journalists. Preference is given to early- to mid-career journalists who are based in Europe and are freelancers.
What do the winners of the Cancer Journalist Grant receive?
The amount of grant awarded will depend on the specific proposal. Journalists are asked to give details on the amount they are requesting in their proposal. The maximum grant available is 5,000 euros. The grant is paid in two instalments, half in advance and the remainder on submission of the principal material for publication or broadcast. Recipients of the grant are required to complete their project within an agreed time-frame and submit their articles, radio reports or videos for publication in Cancer World. The grant aims to promote coverage of cancer and cancer care topics in national mass media. To facilitate this, grant recipients are given 3 months to publish their work in other media channels before publishing them in Cancer World magazine or on the Cancer World website. Grant recipients must use their grants within 6 months of receiving confirmation that their application has been successful. Successful grant applicants are able to ask for support from one of the Cancer World Journalists, to talk through options on how to tackle their proposed piece and get feedback.
How will grant recipients be selected?
Grant recipients will be selected by the Cancer World team. The criteria for selection is:
Strength of the proposed topic;
The quality of the applicant’s work as demonstrated in their work samples;
Evidence that the applicant can tackle complex, analytical stories;
The deadline to apply for the next Cancer Journalist Grant has passed, details on grant requests for 2021 will be published later this year.