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Impact Seed Fund (ISF) Global 2024

Organisation: Pulitzer Center

Status: Open

  • Grant
  • Environmental journalism

Funding Size: $2,000 - $4,000

Deadline: 27/05/2024

  • Eligibility Criteria
    – Applicants should be professors or researchers in a higher education institution, or groups of students guided by a responsible professor;
    – Projects should not be applied in Africa, Brazil, or Southeast Asia, as these areas have their own ISF grant;
    – Projects carried out through consortia of professors are also very welcome.
  • Type of Funding: Programmatic
  • Target Region: Global
  • Application Language: English

Pulitzer Center is seeking applications for its Global Impact Seed Fund to support education activities with the aim to enrich the perspectives and knowledge of the university community specifically students and educators about the problems, solutions, and innovations related to the impact of human activities in tropical forests, ocean, and the climate crisis.

Aims of ISF

Pulitzer Center believes in the power of knowledge and the role of education and educators in addressing multidisciplinary problems. Therefore, the Global Impact Seed Fund is designed to provide seed funding to educators in order to raise awareness of pressing tropical forests, ocean, transparency and governance issues among communities. The ISF provides micro-scale support to:

  • Initiate new collaborations or build on existing collaborations between professors, researchers, students, and journalists;
  • Increase engagement between educational communities, journalists, and Indigenous and traditional populations;
  • Encourage the use of creative images (e.g., photographs, short videos, documentaries, podcasts), data images, and information from the reports in teaching materials, student activities, curricular and classroom materials, or scientific publications;
  • Facilitate the adoption of the results presented in the reports into relevant research and other scientific products.

The Pulitzer Center has supported reporting that works on underreported issues in tropical forests for the past years, especially via two journalism funding funds: Rainforest Journalism Fund and Rainforest Investigative Network.

In 2023, they also started a grant program for stories with a focus on discussing ocean-related topics. Based on these stories, the Global Impact Seed Fund proposes to fund activities related to education and engagement of the university community specifically on these two topics: tropical forests and ocean.

Funding Information

ISF grants range from US$2,000 to US$4,000 (US dollars). They expect projects to be implemented and concluded within five months of approval.

See here to learn more and apply.

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