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ColaborAcción Scholarships for journalistic research on inclusive recycling 2023

Status: Closed

  • Scholarships

Organisation: Fundación Gabo

Deadline: 17/08/2023

Location: Latin America

The Gabo Foundation and Latitud R is inviting applications to participate in the call for  Scholarships for ColaborAcción journalistic investigation on inclusive recycling 2023,  through which 3 stimuli of 1,500 dollars each will be delivered to the same number of journalists in Latin America.

These scholarships seek to promote research related to the environment, solid waste management with inclusive recycling, and circular economy, which can be carried out in any format: written, sound, audiovisual, or web.

Focus Areas

  • Inclusive recycling, climate change, and the environment: research on the work of recyclers as a climate change mitigation action.
  • Inclusive recycling and circular economy: research projects on the impact and importance of recycling in view of the circular economy.
  • Inclusive recycling and technological innovation: projects on the connection between technological development and scientific innovation and recyclers, as well as the promotion of technological innovation in the industry, in order to promote greater use of recovered materials in their production processes.
  • Inclusive recycling and social inclusion: research regarding the development of the use of solid waste with the inclusion of formalized recyclers.
  • Inclusive recycling and sustainable cities: inquiry into the connection between waste management and green sustainability.

What does the winning person receive?

  • Each of the three winners of this call will have access to the following:
  • A stimulus of $1,500 (less bank commissions) to subsidize the expenses required by the investigation, including protective and biosafety equipment, as well as fees for the person or journalistic team involved. The allocation of resources for the purchase of equipment is not allowed.
  • A personalized mentoring for two months (October and November), will be in charge of the journalist Javier Flores Murillo. The mentoring will be offered in Spanish, which must be taken into account by the people who apply.

Who can particiate?

  • Independent journalists or journalists linked to the media in Latin America, preferably with experience in coverage of the issues that are the subject of the call.
  • Proposals from up to two journalists who form a team (they can be colleagues from different countries) will be accepted, with a view to developing collaborative work.

For more information about the scholarship and to apply, visit Gabo Foundation.

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