General call (closed)

This call is currently closed. The next call will be 2019 – 2.

Calendar 2019

General call 2019 – 1
Open: 21 December through 27 January
Decision: 29 March

General call 2019 – 2 
Open: 6 May through 2 June
Decision: 2 August

General call 2019 – 3 
Open: 2 September through 29 September
Decision: 29 November

Are you unsure if your proposal matches our pillars and/or other criteria and therefore would be eligible for assessment within one of our calls for proposals? Please click here for the eligibility check. We will try to let your know within 2 weeks if your proposal is eligible for assessment.

Do you want to contribute to independent media and a strong, just democratic state?

Do you have an initiative that stimulates independent and critical media, or one that sustains or promotes a strong, and just democratic state? Does your initiative match our pillars of truth-seeking, innovation in media, fundamental rights and liberties, vigorous democracy or commemoration and remembrance? Then you are welcome to submit a project proposal.

You can submit project proposals between Monday 6 May 2019 and Sunday 2 June 2019. It can only be submitted by registering it via our SDM portal (currently unavailable). Read this document to find out everything you need to know about this call, regarding the criteria pertaining to the call and which themes might be prioritised. Note that this document may change before the next call opens. To see an overview about our procedure, scroll down for our infographic.

Note that institutional funding cannot be applied for through our calls for proposals. 

The process goes as follows:


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