Deadline: October 31, 2021
Applications are open for the IFCN-Facebook Climate Misinformation Grant Program 2021. The International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) at the Poynter Institute will partner with Facebook to distribute $800,000 in grant support to fact-checkers, climate organizations, and solution providers working to combat false and misleading information about climate change.
The Climate Misinformation Grant Program is an initiative to support organizations working to combat climate misinformation. Organizations around the world are encouraged to apply. The grant is structured to allow for applicant organizations with diverse backgrounds to participate in collaborative partnerships between fact-checkers, climate experts, and other organizations.
- Up to $800,000 will be awarded, with individual grant amounts ranging up to $100,000.
Applicants for the Climate Misinformation Grant Program may fall into one of four categories and may apply in partnership with applicants from other categories as described below.
- Each application needs to have one primary applicant. The primary applicant can invite partner organizations to collaborate in the application form by following the instructions provided in the Submittable application portal.
- Primary applicants are required to provide counter-signed agreements with the partnering organization(s) by following the instructions provided in the Submittable application portal.
Category A: [IFCN verified signatories]
- International Fact-Checking Network’s verified signatories.
- If applying as a sole candidate, they must have a demonstrated track record in detecting and/or refuting climate misinformation.
- Category A applicants may partner with organizations listed in the categories below if they do not have prior experience in detecting and/or refuting climate misinformation.
Category B: [Climate orgs]
- Entities who have a demonstrated track record of impactful work in climate change. This can include advocacy organizations, media companies, or academic institutions.
- Category B applicants will be REQUIRED to partner with a verified signatory to IFCN’s Code of Principles (Category A), and may also partner with Category C and Category D applicants.
Category C: [Solution Providers]
- Solution providers who propose automated and replicable mechanisms to detect and/or refute misinformation claims accurately, reliably, efficiently, and at scale.
- Category C applicants will be REQUIRED to partner with a Category A applicant AND a Category B applicant, and may also partner with a Category D applicant.
Category D: [Non-IFCN signatory Fact-Checkers]
- Other fact-checking or media organizations that have a demonstrated track record of detecting and/or refuting climate-related misinformation.
- Category D applicants will be REQUIRED to partner with a verified signatory to IFCN’s Code of Principles (Category A applicant) and may also partner with Category B and Category C applicants.
Applications will be accepted until October 31, 2021, at 11:59 pm ET. Grant recipients will be notified by Dec 15, 2021.
For more information, visit IFCN-Facebook Grant.