Deadline: February 18, 2016
Applications are now open for the Internews’ Earth Journalism Network’s reporting grants, designed to support the production of in-depth stories that highlight previously untold threats to global biodiversity or explore new conservation-based solutions.
As they are looking to bring global awareness to new threats or solutions to global biodiversity, proposals that focus on new topics or stories that have not been widely covered are preferred. Issues that have already been widely covered or don’t provide unique angles are less likely to be selected.
Specifications on Story Length
Investigative piece: 2,500 to 5,000 words (can be combined with video, photos, graphics, and/or maps)
News article: 500 to 1,200 words
Multimedia package: Video piece 2-6 minutes in length that can be accompanied by possible graphics, photos, text, maps
*NOTE: Proposals for long-form narratives and news articles should include plans for accompanying multimedia elements such as photos and video.
Journalists (online, print, television) and other expert media practitioners with a track record of reporting on environmental issues are welcome to apply.
Freelancers and staff from all types of media outlets—both large and small—are also invited to submit applications.
EJN is offering grants typically ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 depending on the proposal and method of coverage, with some flexibility for deep, investigative stories using innovative approaches to storytelling.
Applicants should provide a detailed budget with justification for the amount requested. For investigative stories that may incur costs greater than $2,000, we encourage applicants to propose possible partnership opportunities with other media outlets in order to conduct more in-depth reporting.
How to Apply
To apply, an account must be created at this link, and a budget form must also be filled in.
For more information, visit Biodiversity Story Grants 2016.