DEADLINE: Fund for Environmental Journalism (FEJ) Grant Opportunity

Event Date: 
May 15, 2019

Tell the World’s Stories:
Apply for SEJ’s Story Grants on Global Biodiversity

The Society of Environmental Journalists is now accepting proposals for story grants on biodiversity.

May 15, 2019 (11:59 p.m. local time) is the deadline for proposals to SEJ’s Fund for Environmental Journalism (FEJ) for grants up to $5,000 for stipends and expenses such as travel, multimedia production, translation and more.

Grants up to $5,000 will be awarded in July 2019 to underwrite coverage of biodiversity issues and challenges facing communities around the world. As policymakers prepare for the 2020 Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, the need to increase public understanding of biodiversity, protected areas, community-based conservation and international policies is pressing.

SEJ’s Fund for Environmental Journalism invests in public service reporting on environment and the journalists who produce it.

  • FEJ grants support development and dissemination of significant coverage that otherwise could not be completed.
  • Winning projects will be selected by an independent jury of journalists based on newsworthiness, topical relevance, publication plan and track record of the applicant, among other factors.

This competition is generously underwritten by the Wyss Campaign for Nature Communications, a project of the Resources Legacy Fund, and by individual donors to the Fund for Environmental Journalism. Grantees retain full editorial control of FEJ-funded coverage. Donors have no right of review and no influence on story plans made possible in part by their contributions. Binding agreements between donors and the Society of Environmental Journalists and between SEJ and grantees of its Fund for Environmental Journalism reinforce this policy of editorial independence.

Full guidelines and a link to the online application are on the SEJ website.

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