Utility Deadline: June 22nd 2020

The GroundTruth Challenge has introduced the opening of the choice course of for the Preserving Democracy & Voting Rights Fellowship as leaders of many international locations world wide search to limit democratic establishments and devices, together with the poll field.

Constructing upon earlier protection of voting rights and threats to democracy worldwide, we’re on the lookout for story proposals that study how these threats are unfolding on the native stage, and the way people, organizations and communities are responding.

With assist from the Jesse and Betsy Fink Charitable Fund, Options Journalism Community, MacArthur Basis and Henry Luce Basis, GroundTruth will supply fellowships in as many as 10 U.S. states and 5 international locations with a give attention to what America at giant can study. Given the realities of COVID-19, choice might be given to candidates who’re already primarily based in or close to the communities they search to cowl, and security will stay the very best precedence all through the fellowship, which consists of six nonconsecutive weeks between June and October.

Key themes of the undertaking embody however will not be restricted to:

  • The position of expertise within the electoral course of, or extra broadly within the functioning of democratic society
  • The position of ladies in shaping electoral coverage, shaping establishments and/or civil society 
  • The intersection of faith and democracy
  • The concentrating on of Black, Hispanic and Native communities in voter disenfranchisement efforts, together with voter mobilization campaigns in those self same communities.


  • The fellowship is open to candidates from anyplace on the planet.
  • Candidates could apply with a associate or companions, and every fellow will obtain a complete of $5,000 — which is able to cowl all journey bills and a price to the man.

To use:

  1.   Observe this hyperlink to the applying on Submittable.
  2.   Scroll to the underside of this preliminary software web page and register with Submittable.
  3.   Observe the directions from there.

Candidates are inspired to incorporate their very own distribution relationships of their proposals. Please write to Chief Content material Officer Kevin Grant ([email protected]) with any questions.

For Extra Info:

Go to the Official Webpage of the GroundTruth Challenge Preserving Democracy & Voting Rights Fellowship 2020

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