ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (May 21, 2020) — The International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) today opens applications for its newest grant program. Thanks to support from YouTube via the Google News Initiative, the IFCN has $1 million in grant funding available for established fact-checking units that are pursuing projects around video production, tools development, audience building, and new formats testing.
Fact-checking organizations that are verified signatories of the IFCN’s Code of Principles and/or organizations that have been regularly publishing nonpartisan fact checks over the last three months are eligible to apply. Fact-checking units may submit only one application for up to $50,000.
All applicants will be first evaluated by their eligibility and then judged by an independent selection committee. In addition to grant funding, accepted applicants will get exposure at Global Fact 8 in June 2021.
Grants will be distributed based on proposals including, but not limited to, the activities below:
- Using video as a tool to disseminate accurate information
- Developing tools to support fact-checking workflows
- Audience building for sustainability
- New formats and mediums to expand the reach of fact-checking
Applications close June 17, 2020, and the IFCN will announce recipients Aug. 4, 2020. Learn more about the Fact-Checking Development Grant Program here.
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