Science Journalism Fund – special COVID-19 round

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Aotearoa New Zealand Science Journalism Fund is offering an expedited funding round with a simplified application process.

Grants of $2,500 are available for successful projects, though applicants can apply for up to $5,000 with a more detailed application.

APPLY NOW – deadline Thursday 30 April

There will be further application rounds if funding permits.

Media professionals working for online, television, radio, newspapers and magazines, including freelancers for all of the above, are welcome to apply.

Projects should be published/aired within a month of the funding award, unless applicants have requested a longer time frame in their application.

One month after publication, all funded projects will be made available under a Creative Commons license.

Please send any questions to

Funding for this special COVID-19 round has been provided by:

About the Aotearoa New Zealand Science Journalism Fund

The Aotearoa New Zealand Science Journalism Fund is the first independent journalism fund dedicated to furthering coverage of the science-related issues that impact New Zealanders. The fund was set up by Associate Professor Rebecca Priestley, winner of the 2016 Prime Minister’s Science Communicator’s Prize, in association with the Science Media Centre, to support journalism that highlights the science that underpins, or informs, major issues facing our society.

More information about the fund is available here.

Visit Press Patron to make a contribution. Any organisations wanting to support the fund, please contact: