Thanks to generous support of the Fund for Environmental Journalism (FEJ) by the Grantham Foundation and many individuals, the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) is able to offer a fourth year of mini-grant opportunities for reporting projects and entrepreneurial journalism ventures related to the environment. In 2013 the deadlines for proposals will be July 15th and November 15th. Decisions are announced approximately 60 days after the deadline. Winning projects receive grants of $350 to $3,500.
These are challenging times for professional journalists and for communities that need and deserve great coverage of environmental issues. In response to these challenges, SEJ launched the Fund for Environmental Journalism in 2010 and began awarding small grants to both staff and freelance journalists, to cover costs of travel, lab testing, graphics development, website costs, and other budget items without which journalists might have been unable to produce and distribute specific timely stories about important environmental issues. Over the past three years, SEJ provided essential support for 41 projects in various media.
To learn more about the FEJ awards program, including applicant eligibility and submission guidelines, or to see information and links about past awards, please go to the Fund for Environmental Journalism  web page.