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Call for Proposal for Ocean Story Grants 2021

Status: Open

  • Grant
  • Environmental journalism

Deadline: Ongoing

Key Information

  • Eligibility: 
    • Applications written in a language other than these will not be considered. Applicants must either have a working understanding of English or Portuguese, or have a translator available to assist with communication with Internews staff.
    • Applications are open to journalists working in any medium (online, print, television, radio) and other expert media practitioners with experience in investigative reporting and covering environmental issues. They encourage applications from freelancer reporters and staff from all types of media organizations – international, national, local and community-based.
    • They are seeking to support both early-career and senior journalists with many years of reporting experience. They’ll accept both individual and group applications, but for the latter we ask that the application is made in the name of one lead applicant who will receive the grant on the group’s behalf, if awarded.
  • Funding amount: 4-6 grants ranging from $1,000 to $2,000
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: Global
  • Application languages: English and Portuguese

Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is offering reporting grants to support the production of investigative stories that will call attention to critical ocean issues.

Through this reporting grant, EJN will commission stories that seek to investigate emerging and long-standing issues facing ocean conservation and sustainable use to capture the importance and urgency of the threats facing our world’s waters. These grants are part of a larger project being carried out by EJN to try and increase and improve reporting on ocean issues.

EJN welcomes any story ideas that will investigate threats to the conservation or sustainable use of the oceans.
Proposals that focus on topics or stories that have not been widely covered are preferred. Issues that have already received a lot of media coverage or don’t provide unique angles to ocean challenges are less likely to be selected.
EJN expects to award 4-6 grants ranging from $1,000 to $2,000, depending on the proposal and needs outlined in the budget submission. They will consider larger grant amounts for stories using innovative or investigative approaches that may be more costly and time-consuming.
Stories can be produced in any language. However, applicants who intend to write or produce stories in their local language need to also include an English translation. Please include the cost for translation in the budget, if necessary.

Read more about the project here.

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