DEADLINE: The Bertha Challenge

Event Date: 
June 26, 2022

Bertha Foundation is excited to announce the launch of the fourth 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 fourth Bertha Challenge will begin in January 2023 with a focus on food, specifically supporting Bertha Fellows to answer the following question:

"How is the relationship between politics and corporate control of our food systems contributing to environmental devastation and hunger and how can food production center people and nutrition rather than profit?"

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; and much more.

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

Investigative journalists apply here. Deadline is Jun 26, 2022.


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