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EJN Call for Proposals: Bay of Bengal Organizational Grants

EJN Call for Proposals: Bay of Bengal Organizational Grants

Deadline: 18 May 2018

Applicants are invited to submit proposals for the Earth Journalism Network (EJN) Bay of Bengal Organizational Grants which are available to support the creation, growth, and capacity building of media and other development or educational organizations in the region, that aim to improve the quantity and quality of information about climate change, and access to this information by groups such as women and youth that are most vulnerable to its impacts.

The Bay of Bengal Organizational Grants are provided as part of the EJN Bay of Bengal project, implemented by Internews with the generous funding from the Climate Justice Resilience Fund.

The aim of the Bay of Bengal Organizational Grants is to strengthen the capacity of organizations to produce high quality, actionable news and information about climate change impacts and resilience-building for the vulnerable communities and policymakers in the region.

Funding Information

The typical grant will be for up to US$15,000 and support a one-year project.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Established media organizations, journalism networks, community groups located in the region, universities and journalism schools are welcome to apply. The organizational grants can also be used to support the establishment of environmental journalism networks in places where they don’t exist. In such cases, applicants should note their affiliations with existing media organizations, if applicable, or provide detailed plans about how this project would facilitate the creation of a new organization.
  • NGOs and research institutes will also be considered, but only those with strong media and communication programs who are dedicated to supporting fair and accurate reporting. As Internews is a media development organization, EJN will not consider applications rooted in advocacy or political campaigning.
  • Activities proposed should support socio-environmental reporting and climate resilience-building in the Bay of Bengal region – specifically in the coastal regions of four Indian states ((Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, West Bengal), and coastal and floodplain areas of Bangladesh.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

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