Awards, Grants, Fellowships & Workshops

The SEJ Emerging Environmental Journalist Award

recognizes students with outstanding potential in environmental journalism at institutions that SEJ members identify and help to develop a local selection process. The member also supports the student's first-year membership in SEJ or finds another source to do that. Additional information for SEJ members. Deadline: May 1 annually

Winners: 2017 | 2016

SEJ sponsors its own annual contest to honor the year's best environmental journalism in newspapers, magazines and newsletters and on television, radio and the Internet. There are also many other awards and grants for reporting on environment-related topics, as well as fellowships. Below are links to SEJ's annual Awards and alphabetical lists of non-SEJ awards, grants, fellowships and workshops. For chronological listings by deadline, see our Calendar.

In addition, SEJ's Fund for Environmental Journalism provides grants of up to $5,000 to help underwrite environmental reporting projects and entrepreneurial ventures. There are two rounds annually. Next deadline: TBA.

NEW: The "Lizzie" Grant is named for Elizabeth Grossman, a longtime SEJ member who devoted her career to uncovering environmental health issues while tirelessly advocating for freelancers until her untimely death in July 2017. The grant will provide up to $5,000 to help cover travel and other expenses related to sustained coverage (e.g., a series of articles) of a particular topic in environmental health. It will be offered under the Fund for Environmental Journalism.


Awards, Fellowships & Workshops