EFSJ Climate Investigation Grant 2020 for Journalists in Europe (Up to 12,000 euros)

EFSJ Climate Investigation Grant 2020 for Journalists in Europe (Up to 12,000 euros)

Deadline: June 20, 2020

The second edition of the European Conference for Science Journalists (EFSJ) Climate Investigation Grant for European Science Journalists. The purpose of this grant is to encourage ambitious field investigations focused on understanding of the climate, adaptation to climate change, and different mitigation strategies.

Are you a journalist or a team of journalists based in Europe? Are you interested in climate change in Europe or beyond? If so, the EFSJ Climate Grant is made for you.

This is an investigative grant to support journalistic projects about climate change science that have not yet been published. The jury is comprised of experienced journalists and scientists. Individual or team projects are eligible to apply, with at least one member being based in Europe, but the judges will give extra points to projects with a trans-national composition and for trans-media collaborative projects, especially those that include African journalists or are connected in some way to Africa.


  • One to three projects will be awarded grants, worth up to a total of 12,000 euros. 
  • One of the laureates will also be awarded the NextJournalism Prize by the jury, including a 3-days international learning expedition and one masterclass and workshop in Paris with the CFJ.

The winner will be announced at the European Conference for Science Journalists on 1st or 2nd September 2020, in Trieste, Italy.


  • The applicants must be professional journalists (print, radio, TV, web…)
  • Applicants must belong to a national association of science journalists (if you do not belong to a national association or there is no local association, please contact [email protected] for further information)
  • Applicants must be based in Europe (EU and all other countries in Europe, including Russia and Turkey).
  • Projects must be submitted by their authors, no follow-up will be given to requests filed by an organisation.

This is a investigative grant: projects already published cannot be awarded grants. The jury, composed of journalists and scientists, will view transnational and transmedia collaborative projects particularly favourably.

This year, the organizers have decided to encourage projects including african journalists or connected in some way to Africa, although this aspect is not mandatory. One of the laureates will be awarded the NextJournalism Prize. The projects can be published in any language, but must be submitted to the jury in English. A letter of support from a media organisation is strongly recommended.


Click here to apply.

For more information, visit EFSJ.