Call for Applications: Challenge GNI innovation in the Middle East, Africa and Turkey

The Challenge will focus on reader engagement and new business models in any form. Google will fund selected projects up to USD $150,000 and will finance up to 70% of the total project cost.
Application Deadline in 16 days

As part of this program, the GNI will fund a series of projects worldwide that meet specified criteria in order to produce a learning and thought leadership to share with the entire industry. Google is proud to launch the first Innovation Challenge GNI of the Middle East, Africa and Turkey . The Challenge will focus on engaging the reader and new business models in all their forms. Google will fund selected projects to a maximum of 150 000 USD and will fund up to 70% of the total project cost. The jury may consider special discretion in the total ceiling of the project, depending on the extent and impact of a large collaborative effort.

Required conditions

Challenge GNI innovation in the Middle East, Africa and Turkey is open to organizations of all sizes, including freelancers and sole traders, which aim to produce innovative and original journalism and enlighten citizens with content journalistic trustworthy, whose projects aim to encourage a sustainable ecosystem more information.

Eligible projects

All ideas are welcome, but we expect all to have clear indicators showing the impact of a user project and / or commercial point of view (eg audience indicators, business plan if necessary ). Successful projects should be delivered within a year.

GNI encourages innovative projects - including the following:

  • Business models
  • Distribution
  • Interface
  • Social
  • Workflow

Projects can be experimental but must be measurable with clear objectives. Project Finance Google will fund up to $ 150 000 for the projects selected. The jury may consider special discretion on the overall ceiling of the project depending on the scale and impact of a large collaborative effort.

Google will fund up to 70% of the total cost of selected projects. The remaining costs can be self-financing of operational costs.

Eligible expenses include personnel costs, engineering costs, purchase or license of any equipment, tools, hardware, software and other assets or property needed for the project, as well as marketing expenses ( capped at 20% of the total amount requested). . Editorial costs are not part of the eligible costs and will not be covered. The funds can not be spent on overhead and general.

Application Deadline: September 2, 2019 at 23:59 GMT
 
Souce: Google News Initiative

Illustration Photo: Online News (CC0 Creative Commons from Pixabay.com)

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