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All: COVID-19, Vaccines, and Global Health Inequities

  1. Sponsor: Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
  2. Funding Opportunity Title: COVID-19, Vaccines, and Global Health Inequities
  3. Key words: COVID-19, Global Health System, Mass media, journalism, documentary film
  4. Link to RFP:
  5. Deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
  6. Funding available: We do not have a budget range. We will consider projects of any scope and size, and we are open to supporting multiple projects each year.
  7. Period of performance: not specified
  8. Program background: COVID-19 laid bare what was clear to many already: With some exceptions, health systems around the world are woefully underresourced or inaccessible to many who aren’t wealthy. COVID-19 spread rapidly among essential but often lower-paid U.S. workers who were unable to shelter and work at home. Despite lessons learned from the pandemic, even routine health care remains beyond reach for many in the world’s richest country. A disturbing number of U.S. residents also continue to shun vaccines, influenced by misinformation. Globally, millions of people in low- and middle-income countries are unable to access vaccines. And some also harbor fear of inoculation. The pandemic and other crises have also contributed to a global surge in mental health problems, yet mental health care often remains taboo and unaffordable.
  9. Program Objective: The Pulitzer Center is seeking applications for enterprise and underreported stories about COVID-19 inequities and other U.S. and global health system failures. We’re interested in systemic barriers to all sorts of care, including, but not limited to, COVID-19 vaccines and treatment. We’re also interested in stories about misinformation and politicization that impede improved access to care and preparation for future health crises. This opportunity is open to all newsrooms and independent journalists in the United States and abroad.
  10. NOTE: Indirect costs are not allowed.

Posted: September 10, 2023
Category: Research Funding Opportunities
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