Thank you for your interest in our grant program. 

The Lenfest Next Generation Fund will provide stipends of up to $1,200 to journalists of color based in the Greater Philadelphia Area to attend to one professional conference of their choosing from a curated list of prestigious national conferences. 

Both professional and student journalists, are welcome to apply.

The Lenfest Next Generation Fund is an initiative funded by the Lenfest Institute for Journalism. This program is part of Lenfest’s broader Diversity Equity and Inclusion work and it hopes to address systemic talent development challenges that journalist of colors face in the industry. Our ideal candidate will be a student of journalism or a journalist that lives or works in the city of Philadelphia and identifies as an individual of color and/or an underrepresented group in newsrooms. The Fund would cover up to $1,200 of attendance and travel-related expenses to one of our pre-selected and vetted professional journalism conferences. 

Please note that this application is only open to Philadelphia current college students of Philadelphia Journalism and Mass Communication schools or students that graduated in spring of 2018 or later and have not found a job. While answering all questions are not required, doing so increases your chances of funding. Completing this application does not guarantee funding. 

The following short application will help us learn more about your proposal. For more details, please go to https://www.lenfestinstitute.org/lenfest-next-generation-fund/.

Please complete your application by March 11th, 2019.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Cheryl Thompson-Morton at cheryl@lenfestinstitute.org or Mariela Morales at mariela@lenfestinstitute.org.

Thank you for your interest in our grant program. 


The Lenfest Next Generation Fund will provide stipends of up to $1,200 to journalists of color based in the Greater Philadelphia Area to attend to one professional conference of their choosing from a curated list of prestigious national conferences. 


Both professional and student journalists, are welcome to apply.

The Lenfest Next Generation Fund is an initiative funded by the Lenfest Institute for Journalism. This program is part of Lenfest’s broader Diversity Equity and Inclusion work and it hopes to address systemic talent development challenges that journalists of color face in the industry. Our ideal candidate will be a student of journalism or a journalist that lives or works in the city of Philadelphia and identifies as an individual of color and/or an underrepresented group in newsrooms. The Fund would cover up to $1,200 of attendance and travel-related expenses to one of our pre-selected and vetted professional journalism conferences. 


Please note that this application is only open to journalists who live and work in the Greater Philadelphia area. While answering all questions are not required, doing so increases your chances of funding. Completing this application does not guarantee funding.

The following short application will help us learn more about your proposal. For more details, please go to https://www.lenfestinstitute.org/lenfest-next-generation-fund/.


Please complete your application by March 11th, 2019.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Cheryl Thompson-Morton at cheryl@lenfestinstitute.org or Mariela Morales at mariela@lenfestinstitute.org.

Gracias por tu interes en nuestro programa de fondos.

El programa de fondos Lenfest Próxima Generación proveerá estipendios de hasta $1,200 a periodistas de minorías en la región de Filadelphia, para asistir a una conferencia profesional de periodismo. Los solicitantes escojeran de una lista previamente curada de prestigiosas conferencias nacionales, la conferencia a la que deseen atender.

Tanto periodistas como estudiantes de periodismo son bienvenidos a completar la solicitud.  


El programa de fondos Lenfest Próxima Generación es una iniciativa subvencionada por el Insituto para el Periodismo Lenfest . Este programa es parte del projecto para la Diversidad, Equidad e Inclusion del Instituto que aspira y trabaja para confrontar los retos sistemáticos que persisten en el campo del desarollo profesional en la industria del periodismo para periodistas de minorías. El candidato ideal será aquel priodista o estudiante de periodismo que vive o trabaja en la ciudad de Filadelfia (y sus zonas aledañas) y que se identifica como un individuo de color y/o un miembro de una comunidad que ha estado históricamente poco representada en redacciones.

Lamentablemente esta solicitud no está abierta para residentes fuera de la region de Filadelfia y el Valle de Delaware. Así mismo, queremos aclarar que aunque no es necesario que respondan a todas las preguntas de la solicitud, hacerlo definitivamente incrementa los chances de obtener el estipendio. Por último, por favor note que completar la solicitud no es garantía de que se obtendrán los fondos.

La siguiente corta solicitud nos permitirá aprender más sobre tu propuesta. Para detalles, por favor haga click aqui.

La fecha límite para completar la solicitud es el 11 de Marzo del 2019.


Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre el proceso, por favor contacte a Cheryl Thompson-Morton via cheryl@lenfestinstitute.org o Mariela Morales via mariela@lenfestinstitute.org.

Lenfest Institute for Journalism