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10 Environmental Journalism Funding Opportunities Worth Checking

A list of current worldwide climate, science and environmental journalism funding opportunities compiled by the Global Forum for Media Development.

Author: Yelyzaveta Bezushko | 27. September 2022

by Marie Andrea Pefianco

For September’s edition of Bottom Line – GFMD’s journalism and MediaDev fundraising newsletter – we collated a list of ten worldwide fellowship programs and grants:

1. World Science Forum 2022: Media for Social Justice Fellowships

Deadline: September 30, 2022

Science Forum South Africa 2022 is being merged with the World Science Forum 2022 and will move to Cape Town with a ceiling of 2000 invited delegates worldwide. It will, like previous editions, serve as an open, public platform to debate the science and society interface.

2. Caribbean Citizen Climate Journalism Fellowship

Deadline: September 30, 2022

The Climate Tracker is seeking applications for Caribbean Citizen Climate Journalism Fellowship to provide climate change knowledge and reporting know-how to citizens in communities within the Caribbean.

3. Kozik Environmental Justice Reporting Grants

Deadline: October 2, 2022

The National Press Foundation and the National Press Club Journalism Institute will jointly award U.S.-based journalists who plan to cover environmental justice.

4. Environmental Justice Reporting Story Grants for Asia-Pacific Youth

Deadline: October 5, 2022

Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is offering around 20 story grants of USD 1,000 each to youth journalists in the Asia-Pacific region, to support the production of in-depth stories on environmental and climate injustice.

5. Professional Development Grants for Environmental Journalism

Deadline: October 6, 2022

The Earth Investigations Programme, a programme under Belgium-based journalismfund.eu, supports environmental investigative journalism on European affairs in and outside Europe. This grant supports activities and services for environmental investigative journalism as a whole.

6. Investigation Grants for Environmental Journalism

Deadline: October 13, 2022

Also part of the journalismfund.eu’s  Earth Investigations Programme, this grant programme supports cross-border teams of professional journalists and/or news outlets to conduct investigations into environmental affairs related to continental Europe.

7. Early-Career Fellowship Program

Deadline: October 31, 2022

Every year, The Open Notebook offers a paid, part-time fellowship program for early-career science journalists worldwide.

8. Southeast Asia Rainforest Journalism Fund

Deadline: Ongoing

The Pulitzer Center’s Southeast Asia Rainforest Journalism Fund is now open to support costs associated with reporting projects on tropical rainforests in Southeast Asia, with an emphasis on issues that have gone unreported or under-reported in the local and regional media.

9. Amazon Rainforest Journalism Fund

Deadline: Ongoing

The Pulitzer Center is funding costs associated with grants for journalists based in and reporting for local and regional outlets in the Amazon Region.

10. Rainforest Journalism Fund Southeast Asia Grant for Journalists in Cambodia

Deadline: Ongoing (Open year-long)

Journalists (freelancers or staff), editors, and media organizations from Cambodia are invited to submit proposals on issues concerning the country’s rainforests through Pulitzer Center’s Southeast Asia Rainforest Journalism Fund (RJF).

Find hundreds of funding opportunities here.

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