Applications open for the Global Audience Rainforest Journalism Fund Grants, Submit your proposal now!
The Pulitzer Center seeks funding ideas from journalists covering tropical rainforests anywhere in the world for widely read major news media sites.
Apply now if you are a journalist covering news for publications situated WITHIN the nations of the Amazon, Congo Basin, or Southeast Asia regions.
The supported international journalism projects will focus on the following themes:
- Tropical forests’ role in the overall climate equation and weather patterns globally, regionally and locally, and the consequences for human life and living conditions caused by deforestation
- Deforestation drivers
- Solutions to halt deforestation
- The Pulitzer Center will provide funding for international travel expenses related to reporting initiatives on tropical rainforests, with a focus on topics that have received little or no coverage in the country’s traditional media.
- The exact project and careful budget planning will determine the amount of each travel grant. The majority of grants are in the $5,000–$15,000 range, however they can be greater depending on the particulars of the project.
- Global Audience Rainforest Journalism Fund Grants open to all journalists, writers, photographers, radio producers or filmmakers; staff journalists as well as free-lancers of any nationality are eligible to apply.
- Applications must be in English.
Include the following in the applications:
- A 250-word maximum description of the proposed project, including the distribution strategy
- A rough budget estimate including a cost breakdown at the very least. Please do not include stipends for the applicants; travel funds cover the reporting’s hard costs. Driver, fixer, and translator costs are permitted.
- Three examples of printed or broadcasted content that has been published
- three references from the workforce. These could include letters of recommendation or contact details. When letters from interested producers or editors are available, the latter is encouraged.
- A duplicate of your resume
- Applications may also include a more thorough project description, however this will only be accepted as an optional addition. The 250-word summary is the most crucial section of the entry.
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