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Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award

Award to a USA Individual or Organization
for Promoting Freedom of Speech, Press, and Religion

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Sigma Delta Chi Foundation and Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)

Deadline Date:

06/21/19 Midnight ET


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Award of $10,000 to a USA or territories individual, group, or organization in recognition of activities that educated the public about First Amendment rights and values. The award was established to honor a person or persons who fought to preserve and protect the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 156084

Estimated Size of Grant:

The winner receives a $10,000 cash award and an engraved crystal. The honoree(s) also will receive transportation (airfare and two-night hotel stay) to the national convention.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nominations are open to any person, persons, or organization in the U.S. or its territories who have worked to protect the basic rights provided by the First Amendment.

Honorees do not have to be journalists. In fact, the Foundation encourages recognition of those outside the journalism profession for their First Amendment efforts and initiatives, such as, but not limited to, public officials, members of the legal profession, scholars, educators, librarians, students and ordinary citizens.

Work must have been completed within the 2018 calendar year.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline for entries: June 21, midnight ET

Nominations for the annual award may be made by anyone, inside or outside of the journalism profession.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Society of Professional Journalists
Eugene S. Pulliam National Journalism Center
3909 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208

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