Deadline: 15 August 2015
Open to: journalists, freelancers and other expert media practitioners with a track record of reporting on climate change and other environmental issues
Grant: grants ranging from $500 to $2,500
Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is commissioning a series of stories that capture the effects of climate change on increasingly vulnerable populations around the world, looking to highlight what is at stake for those most directly impacted by the consequences of our changing planet. These stories will be published ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) in December of this year. With COP 21 quickly approaching, EJN is looking to identify and bring global attention to the increased struggle of the world’s most vulnerable communities against climate change indicators. Stories selected for these grants will take a multimedia approach to explore people facing difficult or unique challenges as a result of the changing climate. Potential grantees should give serious consideration to the medium(s) being used to tell the story (i.e. video, photos, interactive online platforms, and/or text) and how their proposal can raise awareness and inform global audiences. All story ideas are welcome, but EJN is especially interested in proposals that address the following topics: gender, health, poverty, youth, indigenous peoples, and extreme weather.
Journalists (online, print, television) and other expert media practitioners with a track record of reporting on climate change and other environmental issues are welcomed to apply. Freelancers and staff from all types of media outlets – both large and small – are encouraged to submit applications.
EJN is offering grants ranging from $500 to $2,500 depending on the proposal and method of coverage, with some flexibility for in-depth stories using innovative approaches to storytelling. Applicants should provide a detailed budget with justification for the amount requested.
How to apply?
The deadline for applications is 15 August 2015. To apply please log in HERE.
For more information please visit the official website.