Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting


The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is dedicated to supporting the independent international journalism that U.S. media organizations are increasingly less able to undertake. The Center focuses on under-reported topics, promoting high-quality international reporting and creating platforms that reach broad and diverse audiences.


- Financial Support: The Pulitzer Center provides travel grants to journalists to cover hard costs associated with international reporting projects. We see great value in covering the too often under-reported systemic level crises, from environmental issues and struggles for resources or human rights abuses, to post-conflict reconstruction, or brewing ethnic tensions. We are interested in stories that would typically not make the headlines or even be reported on in the mainstream American media without our support.


- Educational Resources: Global Gateway is the Center’s educational initiative that targets high schools and college campuses. Through interactive website features, lesson plans, in-person contact with journalists, and on-line interaction with source communities, we engage the next generation on pressing international issues.


- Citizen Engagement: The Pulitzer Center partners with other organizations to take these issues to new and diverse audiences. We partnered with YouTube and Sony/Intel to create Project:Report, a video reporting contest that marries the Center’s journalism standards with YouTube’s vast audience.


- Persephone Miel Fellowship: The fellowship, overseen by the Pulitzer Center in collaboration with Internews, is designed to help media professionals outside of the United States do the kind of reporting they've always wanted to do and enable them to bring their work to a broader international audience. The fellowship will benefit those with limited access to other fellowships and those whose work is not routinely disseminated internationally.


- Main travel grants program: The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting funds international travel costs associated with reporting projects on topics and regions of global importance, with an emphasis on issues that have gone unreported or under-reported in the mainstream American media. The amount of individual travel grants will depend on the specific project and detailed budget planning. Most awards fall in the range of $5,000 to $15,000 but depending on project specifics may be higher.


- Call for Proposals on Global Health: The Pulitzer Center is seeking ambitious, enterprise reporting projects on global health and the future of the global development agenda. They are maintaining ongoing interest in reproductive health, food security, sanitation, and HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. They are also looking for proposals that surface new or neglected issues and perspectives in global health.


- Campus Consortium Student Fellows Students at Campus Consortium member schools are eligible to apply for international reporting fellowships and the opportunity to work with the Pulitzer Center staff on an international reporting project.