The European Media and Information Fund provides grants, on a competitive basis, to researchers, fact-checkers, not-for-profits and other public interest-oriented organisations working on disinformation research and strengthening media literacy and fact-checking.
The Fund will support collaborative efforts to debunk disinformation, amplify independent fact-checking and enable targeted research and innovation tools designed to strengthen resilience, and the ecosystems response to disinformation. Funding will be made available to organisations based in European countries, including namely the EU, EFTA and UK, and whose focus of activities is on the mentioned countries.
Projects supported by the Fund will focus on four areas:
- Media Literacy
- Online Disinformation
- Academic research into media, disinformation and information literacy
The European Media and Information Fund is managed by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in partnership with the European University Institute. The European Digital Media Observatory will act as independent advisor in the formulation of calls, as well as in the evaluation and selection of projects. The multi-donor Fund will have an initial duration of five years, which may be extended.
The multi-donor European Media and Information Fund welcomes contributions from donors believing in its mission and subscribing to the principles of scientific autonomy and freedom. The Fund welcomes Google’s inaugural contribution of 25 million euros over 5 years.
Calls for Applications
Calls to apply for funding for research, media-literacy and fact-checking proposals will be opened on this website and duly advertised. EDMO will prepare the calls and select relevant projects.
Expression of Interest
Potential applicants are encouraged to express their interest, providing basic information. This will allow the Fund to get in touch via our newsletters and when calls for applications are opened.