Poynter International Fact-Checking Network flash grant (APAC) 2018 ($USD 10,000)

The IFCN/Google News Lab fact-checking bursary provides an immediate injection of funds to a fact-checking project that is set to have a high impact.

The IFCN flash grant provides an immediate injection of funds to a fact-checking project that seems likely to have a high impact.

Requirements:
  • APAC fact-checking projects* that expect a high return from this investment.
  • The goal is to provide a limited but rapid boost to fact-checkers that have a concrete idea but need limited resources to implement them quickly. Applicants should think of this bursary as seed funding to get started (no additional funding will be made available).

Funding:

US$ 10,000

Funding can be used to cover any operational or project-specific costs. How the money will be spent is far less relevant than what the applicants expect to achieve.

Timeline

  • Applications open Monday July 23
  • Deadline for applicants Monday August 13
  • Interviews Thursday August 16
  • Winner announced Monday August 20

How to applyApply via this form.

Evaluation. Evaluation will be conducted by IFCN staff according to the following criteria:

  • Expected impact of the project (3 points)
  • Clarity of the indicators and targets (3 points)
  • Track record and existing results of the organization/team (3 points)
  • Ambition (1 point)
  • Bonus: participation in the relevant IFCN/GNL workshop of July 22 (1 point)

The three projects with the highest score will be invited to a Skype interview.

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