Are you an activist or investigative journalist?
Then Apply to participate in the Bertha Challenge Fellowship 2021 where you are provided with income for a whole year, alongside mentorship and support.
Application Deadline: July 3 2021
Here at Camberene, we go the extra mile to make sure you win. So we have designed a beautiful checklist to help you keep track of your progress and make sure you’re doing things correctly.
It’s 100% FREE
Hit the download button to get it in your inbox ASAP.
All applicants must submit:
Fellowship applicants are required to secure a host organization in their home country to receive and administer the Fellowship award and Project Funds. Host organizations must be legally structured to receive grant funding and be able to process payroll. Host organizations must share a commitment to the Bertha Challenge objectives and conditions, and commit to publishing/broadcasting Fellows’ work optimally throughout the year.
For an investigative journalist, the host organization should be a media outlet with the capacity to distribute/publish work delivered by the Fellow. For an activist, the host organization should be an NGO, community organization or social movement.
The Bertha Fellow’s salary must not exceed USD $62,400 and must be commensurate with the current or equivalent salary of the applicant at the host organization. This is to avoid creating disparity at the host organization. The host organization will be expected to make arrangements regarding tax, healthcare and other benefits, the cost of which will be allocated from within the Fellowship award. Bertha will make a contribution of 15% of the Fellowship award to cover the costs of administering the Fellowship and supporting the Fellow. A table is provided within the MoU to assist applicants in calculating the Fellowship award.
Bertha Foundation will not interfere with the editorial autonomy of the host organization during the course of the Bertha Challenge.
This is a full-time fellowship. Bertha Fellows will spend the majority of their time working in their home countries and be required to:
The Bertha Challenge is an opportunity for activists and investigative journalists to spend a year focussing on one pressing social justice issue.
Successful applicants receive a non-residential paid fellowship and a project budget to work independently and together to: Investigate the causes of and solutions to the annual Bertha Challenge question Amplify their findings to a wider targeted audience Connect with diverse stakeholders for information, support and sustainable impact.
At Bertha we know that many activists and investigative journalists are already doing ground-breaking work to investigate social justice issues, to amplify their work and to connect with audiences. The Bertha Challenge aims to support this by providing time to work exclusively on projects, the spaces in which to connect with a diverse global cohort of Bertha Fellows, and the resources to develop tangible products speaking directly to the Challenge question.
Opt-out at any time. No strings attached.