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IFCN Global Fact-Checking Mentorship Program 2021

IFCN Global Fact-Checking Mentorship Program 2021

Deadline: 3 December 2021
Open to:
IFCN signatories, fact-checking organizations as well as ecosystem partners that have demonstrated success or expertise in a given area
Selected mentors will receive $50,000, distributed in payments outlined in the Terms and Conditions. Selected mentees will receive $5,000 upon completion of the training.


Applications are open for the IFCN Global Fact-Checking Mentorship Program 2021. The International Fact-Checking Network at the Poynter Institute in partnership with Facebook has launched a global mentorship program that will leverage the expertise of member organizations in peer-to-peer exchange of information.

These programs will later be scaled to be offered to the wider IFCN community; deliverables for scaled training can include webinars, online courses, case studies, etc. Up to $450,000 will be awarded, with both mentors and mentees receiving compensation.

The IFCN Mentorship Program will match signatories to the IFCN with demonstrated expertise in specific topics with other IFCN signatory organizations with an interest in enhancing skill sets in those areas. Applicants must define their area of expertise and intended audience for impact. Mentorship topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:


Demonstrated expertise is defined as documented success in developing or implementing training and development on a core topic area. Examples might include:

How to apply?

The deadline for applications is December 3, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

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