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Southeast Asia Impact Seed Fund 2024

Organisation: Pulitzer Center

Status: Open

  • Grant
  • Environmental journalism

Funding Size: $3,000 - $4,000

Deadline: 27/05/2024

  • Eligibility Criteria
    – Applicants should be university professors or researchers based in an institution;
    – Applicants are welcome to propose a project through a consortium of educators from universities in one or more regions of the country;
  • Type of Funding: Programmatic
  • Target Region: Southeast Asia
  • Application Language: English, Thai, Indonesian

Applications are now open for the Pulitzer Center Southeast Asia Impact Seed Fund 2024 to support educational and engagement initiatives addressing the most critical issues confronting the planet’s ecosystems and communities.

They aim to support projects that inspire changes in perspectives, narratives, and actions, fostering a more informed and empathetic community. By utilizing Pulitzer Center-supported stories, the ISF initiative aims to:

  • Improve the awareness and critical thinking of students and educators about complex issues related to tropical forests, oceans, climate crisis, including their impacts on vulnerable communities. It encourages members of the university community to explore innovative solutions to address these impacts.
  • Equip students and educators to take action and drive change to protect the environment, as well as the rights of those most affected by environmental destruction.

They believe in the power of knowledge and the role of education and educators in addressing multidisciplinary issues in social and environmental topics. Therefore, the Southeast Asia Impact Seed Fund 2024 is designed to provide seed funding to educators globally to raise awareness of key issues to their communities around the world and contribute to aspired positive changes. The ISF provides micro-scale support to:

  • Initiate new collaborations or build on existing collaborations among professors, researchers, students, local universities, most affected local communities, and journalists;
  • Increase engagement between educational communities, journalists, and Indigenous and traditional populations;
  • Encourage the use of creative materials (e.g., photographs, short videos, documentaries, podcasts), infographics, data visuals, 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.
What they fund?
  • Collaborative projects with Pulitzer Center-supported journalists or multi-disciplinary educators;
  • Collaborative projects with the most affected local communities, such as: knowledge exchange activities, student immersive learnings, biodiversity expeditions, and citizen journalism;
  • Insertion of results into teaching materials, campus debates, hackathons on social issues, student-led debates, and dialogues;
  • Support for webinar series, seminars;
  • Production and dissemination of visual content to support learning aids (short videos, documentaries, podcasts);
  • Small exhibitions on campus, such as photo exhibits or film screenings;
  • Journalism workshops for student press clubs;
  • Communication activities to promote citizenship related to the proposed themes;
  • Support for research activities: Adoption of data to improve the accuracy of ongoing research, insertion of data or knowledge in a book chapter.
Funding Information

ISF Southeast Asia grants range from USD $3,000 to $4,000. They expect projects to be implemented within four months of approval.

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