Apply Now: Small Grants Available for Environmental Journalism


Internews’ Earth Journalism Network is launching its third round of small grants to build the capacities of local environmental journalism networks and respond to information needs of local communities.

Projects aimed at building existing or prospective networks of environmental journalists in the developing world are especially encouraged to apply, but proposals are accepted from anywhere. Projects that draw on innovative methods to build these networks or distribute environmental news will be viewed particularly favorably.

Read about the projects from last year’s grantees from Central Asia, the Philippines, Argentina, Tunisia and the Central African Republic.

The Earth Journalism Grants Fund will be focused on building networks and journalistic capacity, but if special opportunities arise, fellowships and travel grants that support specific story ideas or coverage of key events may also be supported, as long as these projects involve collaboration between multiple journalists. Applications without some form of network- or capacity-building component will not be considered. As Internews is strictly a media development organization, please avoid any applications rooted in advocacy or political campaigning.

How to Apply

First deadline for applications: Tuesday, October 15, 2013

· Applicants must fill out an application and simple budget sheet
· Optional: Submit a brief concept note to EJN.

Please note:

· When drafting a budget, there is a total of US$50,000 available for the coming year to be divided among at least 5 projects.

· Grantees are expected to give their full cooperation in monitoring and evaluating the results of the projects, and are encouraged to submit their own monitoring and evaluation plan along with their application. The final plan will be agreed upon by EJN and each individual grantee.
· The projects are generally expected to take place within less than a year. Final reports for accepted projects must be filed no later than September 30, 2014.
· Projects that can offer or raise co-financing to complement EJN’s support will be favorably viewed.
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