Reporters in the Field
Reporters in the Field

About the Program

Field reporting and foreign journalism have been hit by shrinking news budgets in many media companies. Especially freelancers find it increasingly difficult to raise the funds needed for in-depth research abroad. 

Take a closer look –
and step away from the mainstream!

Our program promotes original cross-border journalism by supporting research projects that offer real insights as well as new perspectives and original approaches to reporting in the field.

Do you want to combine classical reporting with elements of data journalism? Feel free!  Do you want to research a story and produce it as a cross-media, online project?  Be inspired!  Do you want to team up with colleagues from across your national border for a solid piece of investigative research?  Yes, please!

Whether print or Web 3.0, TV, audio or cross-media, whether classical formats or new styles:  What we want is first-class research and inspiring journalism from reporters passionate to look up close and tell stories that would otherwise remain untold.

We offer research grants throughout Europe.

"Reporters in the Field" research grants foster learning and international dialog. Our program is based on cross-border investigation.

We support teams of journalists cooperating on a cross-border research project. If you are unsure whether you are eligible, please contact us.

What you get: Travel funds, support and a great network

Participating teams are awarded grants of up to 5.000 € to cover travel costs as well as communication and other expenses incurred as part of their research. Stories should be prepared for publication by a media of your choice. We invite you to present and discuss your projects – as well as other issues concerning international news and current affairs - with distinguished colleagues at a research workshops in Berlin. After completing the program, you are welcome to join the alumni network of the Robert Bosch Stiftung.