Earth Journalism Biodiversity Media Grants 2024 for Organizations (EUR 12,000)

Grant / Award in Journalism , in Other
  • Apply Before : April 9, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 67780
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • Fields of study Biodiversity Conservation
  • Opportunity Type : Partially Funded
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No
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Opportunity Description

Biodiversity faces unprecedented global threats, with habitat loss, land use change, and over-exploitation driving rapid biodiversity loss. Earth Journalism Network (EJN) recognizes the critical role of media in highlighting biodiversity issues, promoting solutions, and holding policymakers accountable. As part of EJN’s Biodiversity Media Initiative, grants are available to organizations that enhance media reporting on biodiversity and conservation.

The Biodiversity Media Grants Support projects that:

  • Produce in-depth stories to enhance biodiversity and conservation coverage.
  • Conduct biodiversity and conservation training for journalists and media organizations.
  • Create or strengthen journalist networks to address biodiversity issues.

Key Details and Dates

  • Application Deadline: 9 April 2024, 11:59 PM, Pacific/Niue (UTC -11)
  • Result Announcement Dates: April 2024
  • Funding Type: Grants
  • Organizer: Earth Journalism Network (EJN)
  • Eligible Countries: Low- and middle-income countries classified by the World Bank
  • Eligible Gender: Male/Female
  • Target Group: Journalist networks, media organizations, civil society organizations, and academic institutions.
  • Focus Area: Biodiversity and conservation reporting
  • Number of Opportunities: 3-4 grants
  • Host Country: Projects must occur in eligible low- and middle-income countries.

Benefits and Financial Aids

  • Successful applicants will receive grants ranging from 10,000 to 12,000 EUR to support activities strengthening media reporting on biodiversity issues.
  • Projects should focus on producing in-depth stories, conducting training activities for journalists/media organizations, or building journalist networks.
  • The grant should cover project expenses and may include funding for equipment. Additionally, co-financing is encouraged but not required.

Eligibility Criteria

The following are the requirements:

  • Projects must be implemented in low- or middle-income countries, focusing on biodiversity-rich regions.
  • Priority goes to biodiversity-rich regions like the Amazon, Central Africa, and Southeast Asia.
  • EJN encourages applications from previously ungranted countries, especially West Africa, Central America, and Eastern Europe.
  • Open to journalist networks, media, civil society, or academic institutions.
  • Preference for applications from professional journalists, media organizations, or journalism schools.
  • Affiliation with existing media or detailed plans for new networks are
  • Advocacy or political campaigning-based applications are not accepted.
  • Former EJN grantees are eligible, with a preference for new applicants.
  • Applications should be only in English, but you can produce materials in any language.
  • Transparency is mandatory regarding generative AI tools; unethical conduct may lead to disqualification.

Required Documents

Applicants must submit a detailed budget justification, project proposal, and supporting documents per the application guidelines. All materials should be in English.

Selection Process

A panel of international judges, including Internews staff and environmental journalism experts, review applications. Evaluation based on:

  • The overall quality of the
  • Relevance to grant program objectives and priorities.
  • Potential impact and effectiveness of project design.
  • Innovation in proposed activities.
  • Financial viability and cost-effectiveness.
  • Applicant’s capacity to execute the project.
  • Geographic diversity of selected grantees.

How to Apply?

  • Access the online application form by clicking the “Apply Now” button.
  • You can log in if you have an existing account or sign up by clicking “Log in” and then “Sign up.”
  • Save your draft if you need to complete the application later.
  • Provide a detailed budget with justification for the requested amount.
  • Upload supporting documents as prompted during the application process.
  • Submit your applications before the deadline.

 

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Applicants can contact info.ejn@internews.org or review the official EJN website for inquiries or assistance.

 

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