Deadline: 18 February 2016
Open to: journalists (online, print, television) and other expert media practitioners with a track record of reporting on environmental issues
Grant: in range of USD 1,000 to USD 2,000
Internews’ Earth Journalism Network is offering reporting grants to support the production of in-depth stories that highlight previously untold threats to global biodiversity or explore new conservation-based solutions.
As they are looking to bring global awareness to new threats or solutions to global biodiversity, proposals that focus on new topics or stories that have not been widely covered are preferred. Issues that have already been widely covered or don’t provide unique angles are less likely to be selected.
Journalists (online, print, television) and other expert media practitioners with a track record of reporting on environmental issues are welcome to apply.
They encourage freelancers and staff from all types of media outlets—both large and small—to submit applications.
EJN is offering grants typically ranging from USD 1,000 to USD 2,000 depending on the proposal and method of coverage, with some flexibility for deep, investigative stories using innovative approaches to storytelling.
Applicants should provide a detailed budget with justification for the amount requested (the budget form is available on the website). For investigative stories that may incur costs greater than USD 2,000, we encourage applicants to propose possible partnership opportunities with other media outlets in order to conduct more in-depth reporting.
How to apply?
In order to apply you will have to create an account and submit you story with the following requirements:
- Investigative piece: 2,500 to 5,000 words (can be combined with video, photos, graphics, and/or maps);
- News article: 500 to 1,200 words;
- Multimedia package: Video piece 2-6 minutes in length that can be accompanied by possible graphics, photos, text, maps.
NOTE: Proposals for long-form narratives and news articles should include plans for accompanying multimedia elements such as photos and video.
Deadline for applying is 18 February 2016.
For more information please visit the official website.