GridPasses Application Form

GridPasses in conjunction with MotorsportSisterhood, is proud to introduce a motorsport travel grant to assist with travel costs associated with reporting/covering motorsport events e.g. live racing, pre- or mid-season testing, motorsport workshops and seminars.

GridPasses was set up by a motorsport business consultant to connect sponsors and business strategists with racers and student teams. MotorsportSisterhood engages regularly with ambitious women interested in pursuing careers in various aspects of the motorsport industry and is aware that some of them are unable to achieve their goals due to financial limitations – both have teamed up to offer a travel grant in 2018.

Who is Eligible:

Any 14 – 29 year old woman, not already involved in Dare to be Different or have been published in any of Motorsport.com, FormulaMoney, Crash.net or BadgerGP associated publications, can apply for this travel grant. Those younger than 18 years old should seek authorisation of a parent or guardian before applying.

How to Apply.

Applicants are required to:

  • Read the Terms and Conditions (included below)
  • Write short essay (300-500 words) in any language on why you enjoy reporting on motorsport events and deserve the grant. An auto-translated English version of the essay should also be provided if applicant’s submitted piece is not in English
  • Commit to writing an article on the race/motorsport event they attend for whichever publication applies for their accreditation and also a piece to be published on GridPasses and MotorsportSisterhood websites. Topics to be decided after winner is selected
  • Commit to preparing a webinar or video log on their experience, and provide feedback on the process

Grant Value:

Up to a maximum of 300 Euros

Winners will be selected by 2 judges according to the following criteria.

  • The quality of the submitted essay
  • The relevance of the event they apply to attend to the advancement of their motorsport career
  • A genuine financial need for the travel grant (insufficient assistance available from other sources)

Why should you apply

We know how difficult it is for girls/women to get into motorsport journalism and to be taken seriously. This is our way of supporting aspiring female journalists, promoting their work and expanding their motorsport network.
If you have any queries or if you wish to apply, send an email and requested information to comp@gridpasses.com with subject line: “Application for 2018 GridPasses Travel Grant”

Deadline for applying for the travel grant is Thursday 28th June 2018, 22:00hrs GMT. Motorsport events for which the travel grant is used, are to be attended and reported by 31st December 2018; 23.59hrs GMT.

 

Terms and Conditions

GridPasses in conjunction with MotorsportSisterhood is delighted to introduce a motorsport travel grant to assist with travel costs associated with reporting/covering motorsport events e.g. live racing, pre- or mid-season testing, motorsport workshops and seminars.

This information/document forms part of the GridPasses Travel Grant Application process. It should be read as a supplement to the  GridPasses Travel Grant Application form.

Grant Value:

Up to a maximum of 300 Euros

  • This travel grant is exclusively to cover travel and accommodation costs for a motorsport event on which the applicant has secured accreditation to report. If the travel and accommodation costs associated with the successful applicant’s selected motorsport event is lower than the total value of the travel grant, the maximum awarded grant will be capped at the lower value
  • The successful applicant will be required to pay for the trip to their race event of choice in advance. The 50% of the grant payment will be paid into a valid payment account registered to the applicant on receipt of genuine flight and hotel bookings, and the remaining payment made when the race event articles are submitted. Applicants should allow for fluctuations in the exchange rate. The maximum grant is worth 300 Euros on the application deadline
  • Provide proof of age i.e. copies of driver’s licence or passport or national ID card should be submitted. Do not post original copies of these documents
  • Data Privacy and Confidentiality is a big deal to us so your personal data will not be shared with any other organisation

If you have any queries or if you wish to apply, send an email and requested information to comp@gridpasses.com with subject line: “Application for 2018 GridPasses Travel Grant”.

Deadline for applying for the travel grant is Thursday 28th June 2018, 22:00hrs GMT. Motorsport events for which the travel grant is used, are to be attended and reported by 31st December 2018; 23.59hrs GMT.

 

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