Grants, Fellowships, Internships & Awards Calendar
November 17, 2015 5:33 PM   Subscribe

Grants, Fellowships, Internships & Awards Calendar
Last year I submitted the work of a team of volunteer journalists at KBOO in Portland for several journalistic awards. While looking for places to submit work from that team, I discovered the means to apply for awards is very disjointed. Many links offering such opportunities are several years old, meaning in some cases, the organization is no longer making the offering. In other cases, the links are dead because the organization has folded. In still other cases, there is simply a message saying the organization is not taking applicants for the current year.

These results affect not just awards, but grants, fellowships and internships too. Journalists at early and mid career points who are looking for chances to grow and sharpen their crafts with possibly life changing experiences have a hard time finding them. Or they waste time applying and paying fees to things that are far above their level of current expertise because they don't have a full picture of available opportunities.

I've created a sharable calendar on Yahoo that shows all level of grant, fellowship, internship and award opportunities. I've only included those for broadcast journalists since that is my area of interest. I have checked all of the links as of November 15, 2015. These links are current for the 2015-2016 season. My assumption is the dates I show as their offerings this year will be close in time to the same offerings next year, though I don't know that for sure. This is just an easier to use guide than the plethora of lists out there.

Comments and suggestions to improve the calendar are appreciated.
Role: Designer
posted by CollectiveMind (3 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

Are the dates (for which the awards links are posted) the application deadlines, the dates that submissions/applications are first accepted, or the award announcement dates?

It might even be worthwhile to indicate the significance of the date in the event title...

However, this is awesome! You have done some good work here.
posted by amtho at 9:10 AM on November 18, 2015

When I click on the links in the descriptions, Yahoo tries to show me a map - it seems that you're placing the link in the Location box and it's defaulting to "this must be a physical location". Kind of annoying, because now I have to manually edit links in my address bar.

Any reason why this is on Yahoo Calendar and not some other more accessible resource?
posted by divabat at 8:31 PM on December 8, 2015

CollectiveMind - this is brilliant.

As divabat mentions, Yahoo Calendar leaves something to be desired - as in, the links won't resolve at all. Though a non-mobile user can easily cut and paste the URL and go from there.

All kudos to you!
posted by vjpdx at 11:23 AM on October 19, 2017

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