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Earth Journalism Network — Investigating Illegal Wildlife Trafficking in Europe

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) offers grants to support stories focused on monitoring and investigating the illegal wildlife trade in Europe. Typical grant sizes for this project are in the range of US$4 thousand to US$6 thousand (in special cases up to US$10 thousand). Investigative journalists with prior experience covering wildlife crime are invited to apply. Journalists interested in applying for funding have to contact EJN via email. There is no official application deadline, but interested applicants are advised to apply as soon as possible. Find details and contact information

Earth Journalism Network — Media Workshop on Climate Change Reporting

Internews Earth Journalism Network (EJN) seeks applications from journalists to take part in a media workshop on climate change reporting in the Bay of Bengal. The workshop will focus on climate change in the region, with a focus on how at-risk communities are responding to environmental pressures. EJN will pay for travel, accommodation and meal costs of selected participants. 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 17 February 2019. Infos about the workshop

National Geographic Society — Science Communication

The National Geographic Society seeks proposals addressing environmental issues by communicating science. The NGS seeks proposals from around the world that advance the science of nature communication by systematically testing visual communication and education methods. The call is intended for visual artists, photographers, and videographers who aim to more effectively create and use images or video to overcome apathy towards species and ecosystems. Typical proposal requests should be less than US$30 thousand, but applicants may request up to US$50 thousand. The current grant cycle closes 10 April 2019. Details here

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. 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$100 thousand, though grants are typically funded for less than US$30 thousand. The current grant cycle closes 10 April 2019. Click here

National Geographic Society — Himalayan Climate Change

The National Geographic Society seeks research, conservation, and storytelling proposals to advance understanding of environmental and societal changes measured in the Himalayas. NatGeo is especially interested in projects that directly monitor or examine changing temperatures, ice volume or extent, and water pathways, or that examine impacts on at-risk downstream populations. Typical proposal requests should be less than $50 thousand, but applicants may request up to $100 thousand. The current grant cycle closes 10 April 2019. Find infos

Amigos da Jubarte — Photography and Arts Contest

The Amigos da Jubarte Project is a non-profit initiative focusing on humpback whale conservation and sustainable tourism for habitat protection in Espírito Santo, Brazil. The Project invites submissions for its first photography contest entitled “Where is the Whale?”. Categories are: Whales, Creatures of the Sea, The Ocean, Making Of, Videos, and Illustrations and Arts. The winners of each category will receive non-cash awards. Submissions from all over the world are welcome. The deadline for submissions is 31 March 2019. Find the contest

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition — Nigeria Egg Evaluation for Better Nutrition

GAIN will implement an experiment to evaluate how a demand creation approach which changes the desirability of a food can be applied to improve the quality of diets in low-income households. For that reason, GAIN seeks a research partner to co-design and independently conduct an impact evaluation over 2 years. The applicant team must include a partner based in Nigeria, including letters of commitment. Completed proposals should be submitted by 10 November 2018. Find the Request for Proposals

International Center for Journalists — Eurasia Media Innovation Challenge

The Eurasia Media Innovation Challenge supports projects that produce and distribute high-quality content to combat biased or false information. This includes stories and initiatives about global health or climate change. The program offers grants of between US$5 thousand and US$100 thousand to applicants proposing innovative projects to provide information to Russian-speaking populations in Eurasia. The deadline to apply for the program is 11 November 2018. About

Earth Journalism Network — Environmental Reporting in the Asia-Pacific

The EJN makes media grants to strengthen the capacity of local and regional organizations to produce more high-quality stories that cover climate change, the environment and natural resource-management issues. The typical grant will be for up to US$20 thousand and support a one-year project. This grant program accepts applications from media organizations, civil society organizations and academic institutions throughout Asia and the Pacific. The deadline for applications is 18 November 2018. More information

UNDP and UNESCO — Writing Competition for Young Journalists

UNDP and UNESCO jointly launch the “IATI Research Challenge for Journalists” – a research and writing competition for journalists around the world aged between 15 and 25. Journalists should investigate how their country (or a country of their choice) is progressing towards meeting the Sustainable Development Goals and explore how funds for development are being utilised. Prizes for the winners in each category (divided by world region and age) include laptops or tablets. The deadline for the submission of articles is 20 December 2018. Find the competition