The call, which closes on June 30, is part of the programme ‘Exposing Corruption in Albania’, supported by the Open Society Foundation in Albania (OSFA) and the Balkan Trust for Democracy (BTD).
Three journalists will be awarded a grant to cover their expenses while doing the investigation and writing the story on environmental crime and corruption.
Journalists will have about three months to dig deeper and research their ideas, but also the opportunity to work with experienced editors as their mentors to guide them through the process of writing to BIRN’s standards.
More calls for investigative grants will follow, for a total of 21 stories until December 2016. Topics for future investigations will include: Health, Education, the Rule of Law, Organized Crime, Local Government and Public Administration.
The call only applies to journalists from Albania.