In April 2018, the US Department of the Treasury imposed sanctions on industrialist Oleg Deripaska, crippling his businesses and leaving at risk millions of people connected to those businesses.
To justify its action, the Treasury referred to a string of allegations against the businessman, but has produced no supporting evidence. These allegations have been continuously rehashed by the media and the authorities without being substantiated or even substantially questioned.
Applicants should in the first instance complete the online application form detailing their credentials and proposed approach to the investigation, and where they expect their material to be published. The deadline for applications is June 15, 2019, 11:59 p.m. (Moscow time). Successful applicants will be informed on an individual basis, and will receive up to $25,000 to cover the costs incurred during their investigations.
Reports detailing the outcomes and conclusions of the journalistic investigation should be submitted by November 15, 2019, 11:59 p.m. (Moscow time). Submissions must adhere to the core principles of journalism generally accepted by leading news organizations and professional bodies.
Submissions will be judged by a panel of experts consisting of leading figures from the fields of journalism, academia, law and politics. The winner will be announced on December 15, 2019 and the prize-giving ceremony held shortly thereafter. Prize money of $300,000, $200,000 and $100,000 will be awarded to first, second and third place winners respectively.
Awards will be made at the discretion of the organizers. No correspondence will be entered into other than to inform the final candidates and the award winners.
For more information see the GUIDELINES.
Any questions regarding the application form or submission process should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline is June 15, 2019, 11:59 p.m. (Moscow time).
U.S. persons are required to act in compliance with U.S. sanctions laws and regulations administered by OFAC, including by obtaining to the extent necessary a license from OFAC, in order to mitigate any exposure to liability under causation/conspiracy provision of the E.O.s.