Mongabay.org's competitive Special Reporting Initiatives Program  supports in-depth reporting on key environmental themes under a given topic. Environmental journalists worldwide can apply for a US $20,000 fellowship to cover specific environmental topics. The author of top proposal will receive US$15,000 as a stipend and up to US$5,000 for reporting and travel costs. The fellow will have three months for travel / research and three months for writing. He or she can work from anywhere in the world. Deadlines vary by project. New opportunities are announced every 1-2 months.
Next up: Amazonian Protected Areas: Benefits for People.  This SRI will ask: what are the true effects of Amazonian protected areas on people, both locally and globally? Apply by Apr 18, 2014.