DEADLINE: The Bertha Challenge

Event Date: 
July 12, 2024

Bertha Foundation annually offers the Bertha Challenge: an opportunity for activists and investigative journalists to spend a year deep-diving into one pressing social justice challenge. Successful applicants will receive non-residential paid fellowships and project budgets to work independently and together to:

  • INVESTIGATE the causes of and solutions to the annual Bertha Challenge
  • AMPLIFY their findings to a wider targeted audience
  • CONNECT with diverse stakeholders for information, support and impact

The next Bertha Challenge will begin in January 2025, with a focus on farming and the climate crisis, supporting Fellows to answer the following question:

"How is the interconnectedness between corporate interests and political power in farming contributing to the global climate crisis and what do people and communities do to expose and counter this?"

The fellowships offer income for each Bertha Fellow for one year, not exceeding USD $64,900 and commensurate with the applicant’s current or equivalent salary at the host organization — ideally a media outlet for an investigative journalist and an NGO, community organization or social movement for an activist; project funding of up to USD $10,000 for each Bertha Fellow to produce a culminating product that responds to the question posed by the Bertha Challenge; access to a Connect Fund of up to USD $5,000; and more.

Priority consideration will be given to activists and investigative journalists who apply jointly.

Deadline is Jul 12, 2024.


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