How to apply

If you have an idea for an investigation and there is a SCOOP program in your area, please go to the regional site for application form and details on how to apply.

The general criteria for support are:

1. The investigation should uncover new and important information of clear public interest.

2 The investigation is based on agreements about publishing in at least one and preferably in several media. All media – internet, print, radio, TV and multimedia – can receive support.

3. The journalist already has key information (relevant sources, specific cases, documents), and that access to additional information is realistic.

4. The investigation must not present an unreasonable risk to the participating journalists / media.

5. The involved journalists will follow professional journalistic and ethical standards.

6. The results of the investigation will be published in a reasonably short time.

7. The investigations must be submitted to legal advisors before publishing to avoid unnecessary conflict with the law.

8. Published reports should mention SCOOP Russia. Exceptions to this rule must be discussed with the local SCOOP representative.

9. The application must include a detailed budget. Allowed expenses are: Travel expenses, access to databases, expert advice, etc. Maximum support for national investigations is 2000 euros. Budgets of international investigations will be discussed separately.

10. The application must include a cv of the journalist and examples of previously published works.



SCOOP is a network and support structure for investigative journalists. SCOOP supports investigative journalism and provides national and international networks for media professionals who are conducting investigations. Since 2003 SCOOP has supported several hundred investigations and facilitated national and international contacts between journalists to investigate across borders and share experiences.
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