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Pulitzer Center — Data Journalism and Property Rights Grants

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting provides travel grants to cover hard costs associated with upcoming travel for an international reporting project. The Pulitzer Center seeks applications for data-driven journalism projects related to land rights and property rights. Projects may focus on issues related to indigenous land rights due to the exploration of natural resources, among many other themes. Most awards fall in the range of US$5-15 thousand. Grants are open to journalists, writers, photographers, radio producers or filmmakers of any nationality. Applications must be received in English. The deadline is 31 May 2019. Learn more

National Geographic Society — Reducing Marine Plastic Pollution

The National Geographic Society seeks proposals for its program “Reducing Marine Plastic Pollution” from all around the world. The aim is to explore solutions to reduce marine plastic pollution (including behavior change). Projects may be focused around conservation, education, research, storytelling, or technology. Geographic priorities include known hot spots that contribute most to the ocean plastic pollution problem. Preference will be given to applicants who are residents or citizens of the country of fieldwork as well as to projects with strong local capacity development components. Applicants may request up to US$60 thousand. The deadline for applications is 10 July 2019. Application details

National Geographic Society — Alpine Climate Change

The National Geographic Society seeks proposals for its program “Extreme Environments: Alpine Climate Change”. Through this RFP, NatGeo seeks to advance understanding of environmental and societal changes measured in high alpine regions. Projects may be focused around measuring the changing high-elevation environmental conditions, boosting the resilience of vulnerable communities, or climate change storytelling. Preference will be given to to projects led by researchers, conservationists, or storytellers from the greater Hindu-Kush Himalaya mountain system; the Peruvian, Chilean, and Argentinian Andes; and the mountainous regions of British Columbia. Applicants may request up to US$100 thousand. The deadline for applications is 10 July 2019. Find the RFP

Climate Tracker — Climate and Health Photo Contest 2019

The Climate Tracker, in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), launches the Climate and Health Photo Contest 2019. The aim of the photography competition is to highlight the impacts of climate change on human health. Eight winners will be selected to produce a photostory (30 – 35 photographs) and will receive a US$200 cash prize. Following the eight photostories, one winner will be awarded with a fully-funded fellowship to attend the COP25 in Chile (November 2019). The deadline to submit applications is 13 April 2019. About the photo contest

European Commission — Solving Conflicts over Natural Resources in Kenya

The European Commission to strengthen the capacity of civil society organisations in Kenya in addressing the conflicts revolving around land tenure and access to natural resource. The following activities will be supported under this call: capacity building, land mediation initiatives involving local communities, projects of women’s and youth organisation, research, awareness raising and advocacy activities. Grants requested under this call for proposals must fall between €500 thousand and €1 million. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations registered in anywhere in the world. (Note: If the lead applicant is not established in Kenya, it must act with minimum one co-applicant established in Kenya.) The deadline for submission of concept notes is 14 May 2019. Link

U.S. Mission to South Africa — Reducing Demand for Wildlife

The U.S. Embassy South Africa invites organizations to submit applications to carry out a public marketing campaign for audiences in South Africa for illicit wildlife products (rhino horn, elephant ivory, pangolins, vultures, and other trafficked flora and fauna). The campaign should focus on the historic South African cultural and natural heritage value of these threatened/endangered species as shown through literature, song, art, storytelling, etc. A Grant of US$30 thousand is available under this call. Eligibility extends to universities and non-profit organizations. The application deadline is 31 May 2019. Learn more

Climate Tracker — 10-Month Fellowship on Climate Solutions

Climate Tracker, in partnership with the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, seeks five young climate journalists to participate in an online mentorship on climate solutions and journalism. The fellows will receive training on how to write articles on climate change and a monthly stipend of US$150. Applicants that are between 18 and 30 years old and are living in Europe, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, South Asia, or Asia-Pacific are eligible. To participate, applicants have to write, publish, and submit a 500+ words article (in any language) on local solutions and responses to climate change. Articles have to be submitted by 31 March 2019. More information

International Union for Conservation of Nature — Red List of Ecosystems Photo Contest

IUCN announces the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Photo Contest – My Place in Nature. The contest is open to all photographers and aspiring photographers worldwide. Participants are invited to share their story on ecosystems and show their very own place in nature. Winners will be announced on IUCN Red List of Ecosystems social media and exhibited at the IUCN World Conservation Congress. Entrants under 18 years of age require a valid written permission from a parent or legal guardian. Registration are open until 30 April 2019. Find the photo contest

ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Youth — ASEAN Youth Video Contest

The ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Youth (SOMY) announces the 5th ASEAN Youth Video Contest (AYVC) focused on the theme “Renewable Energy:  Powering ASEAN’s Bright Future”. Young ASEAN filmmakers are invited to submit a 60-second video on the theme “Renewable Energy” showcasing what renewable energy sources mean to the future of youth and the region. The competition is open to amateur filmmakers (18 to 30 years old) from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. 10 selected finalists will participate in a video production workshop in Hanoi, Vietnam (April 2019). Videos have to be submitted by 19 February 2019. Interested?

Earth Journalism Network — Bay of Bengal Story Grants

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) offers grants to journalists in the Indian and Bangladeshi regions of the Bay of Bengal to support in-depth stories on climate and environmental change. ENJ seeks in-depth stories that focus on climate and environmental change, such as climate-induced migration, agricultural and water issues or food security in the Bay of Bengal region. EJN expects to award around 15 grants averaging US$1 thousand each. Journalists from print, web, radio and television are eligible. Women journalists, early-career journalists, indigenous or other minority groups are especially encouraged to apply. Deadline for applications is 04 March 2019. More info