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Fellowship applications are now CLOSED. The deadline to apply for the GIJC23 Fellowship was February 28, 2023. Successful fellows will be notified via email by May 1, 2023.

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The Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJC) is the premier international gathering of investigative and data journalists, held once every two years. In 2023, the conference will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden, from September 19 to 22, and is being co-hosted by GIJN, the Fojo Media Institute at Linnaeus University, and Föreningen Grävande Journalister, Sweden’s national association of investigative journalists. The conference venue is the world-class Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre.

GIJC23 will feature over 150 state-of-the-art panels, workshops, and networking sessions, from cross-border collaboration and online searching to advanced data analysis. You’ll find special tracks on climate change, the threat to democracy, data journalism, crime and corruption, teaching and training, and sustainability strategies — plus the latest security tips and a chance to network and collaborate with your colleagues from 100 countries. Here’s where you can learn from the best in the field and return home with sharpened skills and the latest tools and techniques.

With the support of our sponsors and partners, the conference is offering more than 150 fellowships to both established and promising journalists in developing and transitioning countries, and for journalists from disenfranchised communities, to participate in this prestigious event. Competition is keen, so you need to convince us that you will make great use of the training that GIJC23 offers.

To stay up-to-date on the fellowships, the global conference, and other opportunities from GIJN, you can subscribe to our email newsletter, the GIJN Bulletin.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Open to full-time print, online, television, video, radio, documentary, and multimedia journalists in developing or transitioning countries;
  • Experience in investigative or data journalism a plus;
  • Sorry, Western journalists based overseas are not eligible. For a full list of eligible countries, please check out this link.

Fellowship Requirement

Following the conference, fellows are required to either produce a story directly related to #GIJC23 or give a presentation based on the knowledge you gained at #GIJC23 to your colleagues or the journalism community at-large. Detailed guidelines and examples here.

You’ll need a working knowledge of English, as the conference panels and workshops will be conducted in English. Please submit your fellowship application in English.

GIJC23 Fellowship Includes

  • Round-trip airfare to Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Hotel room for four nights
  • Transport between Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport and the conference hotel
  • Reception dinner
  • Breakfast and lunch on conference days
  • Award ceremony dinner
  • Conference registration fee

NOTE: The fellowship does not include a per diem, visa fees, or transport to and from your home country airport. This is a training conference, and fellows are expected to pay for these costs.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 28, 2023. Successful fellows will be notified via email by May 1, 2023.

Due to the high volume of applications, we won’t be able to update you individually on the status of your application. Please take the time to read the eligibility criteria, requirement guidelines, and application form. If you cannot find the answer, you can write to us at

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