Innovative Proposals are now invited from prospective principal investigators for the Earth Journalism Network Asia-Pacific Media Grants 2021.
Are you a journalist network or community group seeking to improve environmental reporting amidst the COVID-19 pandemic? Are you finding ways to help the public understand how the environmental crisis and COVID-19 are closely linked? Do you have an innovative idea for an environmental reporting project? Pitch your idea to win a grant.
This round of grants is awarded as part of the Earth Journalism Network’s Asia-Pacific project, which aims to boost the quantity and quality of environmental and climate coverage in the region and empower at-risk communities by informing them about environmental issues and amplifying their voices in the media.
- Grants will be given to organizations looking to implement projects with the maximum duration of one year subject to the approval of the donor.
- The grant amount can range between US$5,000 to US$15,000 depending on the scope of the proposed activities.
- As part of EJN’s support to the grantees, the selected organizations will undertake a participatory Organizational Capacity Assessment.
- Based on the finding of the assessment, they may receive additional assistance to strengthen their organizational capacity.
Media organizations, journalist networks, universities, and journalism institutions focusing on environmental reporting in the Asia and Pacific region are welcome to apply.
Civil society organizations, community-based groups, and research institutes will also be considered – but only those with strong media and communication components that are dedicated to supporting fair and accurate reporting.
Grants will be awarded competitively by a panel of judges, consisting of Internews staff and experts in environmental reporting. Following a first-round review, potential grantees will be shortlisted. The jury may interview shortlisted applicants to seek further information on the proposed activity. The jury will then reconvene again after the interviews to make a final selection of the grantees.
How to Apply?
Interested candidates can apply online by clicking here. The last date to apply is August 15, 2020.
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