Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Call for Proposals: Asia-Pacific Climate Change and Environmental Story Grants 2019

Climate change is a global issue, however, the Pacific region has seen an increase in deadly tropical storms. In 2018 alone, six super typhoons tore through the region.
Despite this, many media outlets in the region do not cover the issue effectively due to a lack of resources, especially those local outlets at the frontlines of climate change.
Are you willing to be the champion your region needs?

Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is offering grants to journalists in the Asia-Pacific region to support in-depth and investigative reporting on climate and environmental change. An emphasis on how vulnerable groups (such as women, youth, indigenous people, ethnic minorities, and people with disabilities) are impacted is strongly encouraged. Stories should not only focus on the issue, but also the solutions that currently exist to mitigate or adapt to them. 

The aim is to increase the amount of stories that explain the complexity of these environmental challenges to local communities. An increased understanding of the issue will enable communities and policy makers to forge better adaptation measures.

Can you produce an evidenced based story that is so simple that the youngest mind can understand, yet so compelling that a policy maker on the receive end is willing to act on it almost instantaneously?

If you’re up for the challenge, this is opportunity is for you!

This opportunity is opened to journalist with a wealth of experience, or those who are just getting their feet wet in the field.

Your proposed story or stories should be published by July 31st 2019.

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Journalists may receive a grant of $1,500 or more for more in-depth stories using innovative or investigative approaches, as well as mentorship

  • Journalists (online, print, television, radio) and other expert media practitioners with a record of reporting on climate change, natural resource management and other environmental issues
  • Freelancers or Staff from all types of media
  • Early career journalists with less than 5 years of reporting experience or mid-level/senior reporters who have at least 5 years of experience
  • EJN and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency are given rights to edit, publish, broadcast, and distribute stories freely 
  • Eligible Regions: South Asia, Southeast Asia, China and the Pacific region but NOT Australia or New Zealand.

How to Apply:

  • Applicants should follow the link  on the official website (Bellow)and complete the form by the listed deadline.
  • Each application will require a detailed budget proposal. You should follow this link and download and complete the budget form before beginning the application since you’ll be asked to attach it.
  • In addition to answering the questions on the form, we ask that every applicant submit a resume/CV and three samples of your reporting.
  • For inquiries, please contact
28 February 2019