Land a grant worth up to $75,000


The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is seeking applications for data driven journalism projects related to land rights and property rights.

Although the call provides a list of issues that the Center is interested in - land tenure, indigenous land rights, transparency in land transactions and concessions, resource rights, or overlapping land use rights, to name a few - proposals are encouraged to get creative and delve deep into unexplored areas.

And they don't want journalists to just stick to traditional datasets either.

"We encourage applicants to experiment with open data from a variety of sectors, for example: health data, investment data, law enforcement data, data from offshore and illicit financial flows, agribusiness data, development aid data, or population data to reveal new stories and under-reported issues related to land tenure and property rights," they said.

"We will also welcome proposals that seek to vet or verify datasets related to property rights generated by NGO’s, governments, or multilateral development banks. After publication, when possible, the datasets created during this grant period will be released for the public good."

The Centre is giving away $75,000, allocated between no more than three successful grantees.

Applications close 1 May 2017.

Apply here.

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