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Grants for Investigative Journalism on Environmental Crime

Status: Open

  • Grant
  • Environmental journalism

Deadline: Ongoing

Key Information
  • Eligibility: 
    • You must be a professional journalist, either a staff member at a media organization or a freelancer with a record of publishing work in respected outlets.
    • You must have experience in investigative journalism.
    • Journalists from anywhere in the world are welcome to apply. We encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds.
  • Funding amount: Four grant recipients will each receive 25,000 Norwegian kronor (approximately €2,300).
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: Global South
  • Application languages: English

GRID-Arendal is a non-profit environmental communications centre based in Norway and supported by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, among other donors. We collaborate with the UN Environment Programme and other partners on projects that protect the environment, restore ecosystems, and advance the Sustainable Development Goals, with an emphasis on supporting developing countries.

Our journalism grant program funds in-depth, investigative journalism that breaks new ground and reveals new information about environmental crime that takes place within or across developing countries. We are looking for high-impact reporting, especially on issues that are neglected by mainstream media. We invite proposals for projects on a variety of media platforms, including print, online, audio, video, and multimedia projects. Proposals for data journalism, data visualization, and open source intelligence (OSINT) journalism are welcome.

Currently, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we seek to support investigative reporting that involves little to no travel. We will not fund projects that involve travel to indigenous, isolated, or vulnerable communities.

Read more about the project here.

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