Apply for funding for journalistic projects in Russia! and the UGC platform supported by the Swedish Institute announce a competition for Russian journalists to win project funding.

The competition is organized to help journalists without the means to conduct longer-term projects on specific topics. Winners will receive a grant, not exceeding 50,000 rubles to prepare their selected project. They will also have the opportunity to travel to Stockholm, Sweden to build their network with colleagues there.

Audience invite participants to apply who are:

Topics and will support applications focused on the following topics:

  • Preparations to the 2018 World Futbol Championship
  • LGTQ life and community
  • Applications on other topics are also encouraged to apply.

Selection Process

Participants must send their application with a detailed description of the project by 12:00am on November 21. The applicants will be evaluated on:

  • Experience in working on the applied to
  • Level of English skills
  • Capability to publish and promote the project following its completion


Applications should include 1) a description of the project’s goals and expected goals (why and how would this project interest with a specific audience), 2) timeline to complete the project, 3) estimated budget.

Project Period

Winners will have until mid-February 2017 to develop their projects. During this time, Russian and Swedish experts and journalists will assist in consulting them based upon experience in their specific topics. HackPack and Newsreps will also assist the winners in developing work relationships with journalists who also focus in the selected areas.

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