Deadline: 20 November 2017

The Internews Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is seeking applications for its Biodiversity Media Grants 2018 to support journalism networks and media organizations throughout the world in increasing the capacity of media to cover critical issues of conservation and biodiversity.

The Biodiversity Media Grant will support projects that generally focus on training and capacity building, with flexible spending guidelines that enable local networks to invest in strategic opportunities, build the capacities of their members, and respond to communities’ needs.

Project Priorities

The Biodiversity Media Grant will support projects that:

  • Build the capacity of journalism networks and media organizations to report on biodiversity and conservation issues
  • Carry out biodiversity and/or conservation training activities for journalists
  • Build internal capacity
  • Organize local networks around these issues

Grant Information

  • This grant fund contains US$30,000, which we would ideally share among three projects.
  • The average grant size would therefore be US$10,000, with potentially a greater share of the total going to projects that demonstrate a critical need.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Biodiversity Media Grant Opportunity is designed to support the awareness- or capacity-building around biodiversity and conservation, network building, content production around these issues, or creating digital or other media outlets.
  • Applicants should note their affiliations with existing media organizations or provide detailed plans about how this project would facilitate the creation of a new network or organization.
  • As Internews is strictly a media development organization, please avoid any applications rooted in advocacy or political campaigning.
  • Although they will consider applications by NGOs or environmental groups looking to build the capacity of journalists to cover conservation issues, preference will be given to applications from or affiliated with professional journalists, media organizations, journalism schools and the like.
  • EJN’s are especially interested in projects that focus on conservation in high-biodiversity regions of the world, such as the Amazon, Central Africa and SE Asia.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online via Biodiversity Media Grants.