Fund for Environmental Journalism Non-member Application

Please read and follow instructions carefully. If you miss a required field, the form engine will tell you what field you missed. If you upload files, be aware that this is a two-step process: after locating the file through the form search field, click the "Upload" button. If you miss this step, your files will not be included in your entry. 

Please upload required items in PDF format. A single PDF file, compiling all items is preferred. If necessary you can provide the budget file in ExCel format (.xls or .xlsx).

If you have questions, email sej@sej.org or phone (215) 884-8174,  9am-5pm Eastern time.

Please enter your full name.
Enter the name of your news organization. Freelancers, enter "Freelance"
If your story project does not address this topic, do not submit a proposal. It will not be reviewed and cannot be funded, per grant donor to SEJ.
Applicants are encouraged to apply for the minimum amount required for success of the project rather than ask for the maximum grant amount. Partial funding may be offered.
One line that conveys focus of the story or potential headline
Please review guidelines and exclusions before you prepare and upload your budget.
Please upload a PDF file with narrative essay that clearly describes your project covering "the politics and economics of renewable energy in the U.S." Include timeline for completing the work, type of media, and detail on the dissemination plan. Maximum 1,000 words or your proposal will not be reviewed! #1 Tip from past judges: "Get to the point! An over-long, meandering introduction will work against you."
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Must be a minimum of 2 1/2 months beyond the application date.
Applicants are encouraged to apply for minimum budget required for success of the project. Partial funding may be offered. PDF or Excel files only.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf xls xlsx.
Upload a PDF of your resume. (Required)
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Supporting PDF #2. (Please do not supply a duplicate of this PDF in a link below.)
Files must be less than 8 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Supporting PDF #3. Items may include work samples, letters of commitment from assigning editors, letters of support, etc. Please do not supply duplicate items with both links and PDF files.
Files must be less than 8 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Supporting PDF #4. Items may include work samples, letters of commitment from assigning editors, letters of support, etc. Please do not supply duplicate items with both links and PDF files.
Files must be less than 8 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Supporting PDF #5. Items may include work samples, letters of commitment from assigning editors, letters of support, etc. Please do not supply duplicate items with both links and PDF files.
Files must be less than 8 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.

Before proceeding, please read the Membership Policy.

I'd like to be considered for SEJ membership and intend to complete a membership application concurrently with my FEJ grant application (see separate application form on the SEJ website). Please allocate my $40 FEJ grant application fee to my first-year SEJ membership fee. I understand the fee is not reimbursable should I not be approved for membership.