Grants for Investigative Reporting Projects


The Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) is currently accepting applications for investigative reporting grants as part of its Giving Voice, Driving Change - from the Borderland to the Steppes project. 

Grant Amount: EUR 3500  for single organisation applications, EUR 7000 for joint cross-border applications.

From the Borderland to the Steppes supports democratic growth, good governance and human rights in Caucasus, Moldova, Ukraine and Central Asia by strengthening the abilities of independent media and civil society organisations. The project is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway.

Applications are open to media outlets and investigative studios from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia and Moldova who produce media content and have a platform (print, online, radio or TV) for its distribution. 

The following are the priority thematic areas, however other proposals will also be carefully considered:

  • Armenia and Azerbaijan: developments after the Karabakh War with a focus on human rights and displaced persons, post-conflict reconstruction and confidence building;
  • Georgia and Moldova: Governance, disinformation and the coronavirus pandemic;
  • Belarus: Governance, human rights, and the coronavirus pandemic.


Preference will be given to cross-border joint projects. 


The applicant should deliver one investigative report in any format (print, multimedia, audio, video) and have a clear distribution plan.

Interested organisations should provide completed application and budget forms, along with CVs of all individuals to be engaged in the project, to the following address:

Questions can be directed to ana@iwpr.netReplies will be provided by IWPR staff until 28 December, 2020. 

Please find the application forms on IWPR web-site

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