Entries for the bursary are due June 15.

The 2018 Portenier Human Rights Bursary competition is now open for applications.

It provides independent journalists of any nationality working on a human rights abuse project the chance to win a $3,000 hostile environment safety training bursary.

The annual bursary is sponsored by documentary filmmaker Giselle Portenier, who is also a board of directors member for the Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma.

“The purpose of this bursary is to help ensure the safety of journalists and documentary filmmakers as they expose some of the most egregious abuses of human rights in the world today,”  Portenier said when the bursary was first established in 2015, according to a press release.

The deadline for applications is June 15.

Find out more about this bursary here.

Spencer Turcotte is J-Source's summer reporter/researcher. He can be reached at spencer.turcotte@ryerson.ca, and on Twitter @turcottespencer.