Grant Opportunities

Earth Journalism Network: Reporting Grants to Indigenous Journalists

Earth Journalism Network: Reporting Grants to Indigenous Journalists


Deadline: 12-Mar-21

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is offering reporting grants to Indigenous journalists to support the production of in-depth stories that will call attention to climate justice, biodiversity, sustainable ecosystems and other issues related to the rights and well-being of Indigenous peoples and communities.

But their perspectives are often missing from global conversations about biodiversity, climate change and other critical environmental issues. Although their traditional land-use practices often focus on sustainability and conservation, their land rights, sovereignty, and safety are constantly under threat by governments and corporations seeking to exploit the environment. And while their environmental footprint is small, they often bear the fallout of environmental degradation, with little access to services, financial resources or platforms that help boost their visibility and allow for information sharing.

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EJN welcome any story ideas that will explore how environmental and climate change issues are linked to the rights and well-being of Indigenous peoples and communities. EJN particularly interested in stories that explore environmental solutions and resiliency, focus on resource use and traditional management practices, investigate land rights and environmental sovereignty, or highlight the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Indigenous land and communities.
Proposals that focus on topics or stories that have not been widely covered are preferred. Issues that have already received a lot of media attention or don’t provide unique angles to environmental challenges are less likely to be selected.
Funding Information

Through funding offered by the Nia Tero Foundation, EJN is providing 10 grants averaging $1,250 to Indigenous journalists looking to investigate and produce stories about environmental degradation in Indigenous communities as well as explore strategies for adaptation and resilience.
Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must self-identify as Indigenous and will be asked to provide the name of their Indigenous community in the application. Applicants can be from any country in the world.
For the purposes of this grant opportunity, EJN will only be accepting applications in English. Applications written in a language other than English will not be considered. Applicants must either have a working understanding of English or have a translator available to assist with communication with EJN staff.
Applications are open to journalists working in any medium (online, print, television, radio) and other expert media practitioners with investigative reporting experience and a history of covering environmental issues. EJN encourage applications from freelance reporters and staff from all types of media organizations – international, national, local and community-based.
EJN is seeking to support both early-career and senior journalists with many years of reporting experience.
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How to Write Proposals under Tight Deadlines

Applicants should consider the following points when devising their story proposals.

Relevance: Does the proposal meet the criteria and objectives of the call? Why does this story matter and to whom? Are the main idea, context and overall value to the target audience clearly defined?
Angle: If the story has been covered, does your proposal bring new insights to the topic or offer a fresh angle?
Impact: Does the proposal have a compelling narrative or investigative element that will inform and engage, draw attention, trigger debate and urge action?
Innovative storytelling: The use of creative approaches, multimedia and data visualization will be considered a plus.
Application Process

Click the ‘Apply now’ button at the top of the page.
If you have an existing account, you’ll need to log in. If not, you must register for an account by clicking “Join the Network”.
If you start the application and want to come back and complete it later, you can click ‘Save Draft.’ To return to the draft, you’ll need to go back to the opportunity and click ‘Apply now’ again to finalise the application.
Applications should provide a detailed budget with justification for the amount requested. They expect that proposals will largely reflect what equipment the applicant already has access to (including cameras, drones, lighting, tripods, etc.) and will not consider budgets that heavily focus on procuring new supplies. They will consider some costs for the reporters’ salary, particularly if the applicant is a freelancer, but this should be a small portion of the total budget. Please include the cost for translation, if necessary. Please also note on your budget form if you are receiving funding from any other donors for the story.
You must submit two samples of stories or links to relevant work. You’ll be asked to upload these once you start the application process so please get them ready beforehand.
For more information, visit https://earthjournalism.net/opportunities/indigenous-environmental-journalism-story-grants

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