Deadline: Rolling Basis
Call for proposals is open for the Pulitzer Center Rainforest Journalism Fund 2019. The Pulitzer Center invites proposals for grants to journalists based in countries of the Amazon region reporting for local and regional outlets. The Pulitzer Center will fund costs associated with reporting projects on tropical rainforests, with an emphasis on issues that have gone unreported or under-reported in the local and regional media.
The supported journalism projects will focus on the following themes:
- The tropical forests’ role in the overall climate equation and weather patterns globally, regionally and locally, and the resulting consequences for human life and living conditions (in broad terms) caused by deforestation
- Deforestation drivers (in broad terms)
- Solutions to halt deforestation (in broad terms)
- The amount of individual travel grants will depend on the specific project and detailed budget planning. Most awards fall in the range of $2,500 to $7,500 but depending on project specifics may be higher.
- Open to all journalists, writers, photographers, radio producers or filmmakers;
- Staff journalists as well as freelancers of any nationality can apply.
Applications include the following:
- A description of the proposed project, including distribution plan, in no more than 250 words
- A preliminary budget estimate, including a basic breakdown of costs. Our typical grants cover hard costs associated with the reporting. Fixer/translator/driver fees are acceptable and stipends can be considered depending on the circumstances.
- Three samples of published work.
- Three professional references. These can be either contact information, or letters of recommendation. The latter is encouraged when letters from interested producers or editors are available.
- A copy of your curriculum vitae.
- Applications may also include a more detailed description of the project but this will be considered as optional supplement only. The most important part of the submission is the 250-word summary.
For more information, visit Pulitzer Center.