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Offer: Earth Journalism Grants Fund

The Earth Journalism Network has established a small grants fund with flexible spending guidelines that will invest in strategic opportunities for media development, build the capacities of local environmental journalism networks and their members, and respond to their communities’ needs.

We are predominantly focused on the developing world but are open to proposals from anywhere. Projects aimed at building networks of environmental journalists (whether these are existing networks or prospective networks) are especially encouraged to apply. Projects that use innovative methods to build networks or distribute environmental news will also be favorably viewed.

In the past, the Earth Journalism Network has supported local initiatives such as conferences that launched the Society of Indonesian Environmental Journalists, the Mexican Network of Environmental Journalists, the Philippine Network of Environmental Journalists, the launch of a Pan-Amazon Network, Fellowships for members of the Vietnam Forum of Environmental Journalists, and a project that helps an Indonesian citizen journalists’ network use text messaging to distribute environmental news.

Generally speaking, the Earth Journalism Grants Fund will be focused on capacity building, but if special opportunities arise we will be open to supporting fellowships and travel grants that support specific story ideas or coverage of key events. Applicants should fill out the form below, or may submit a brief concept note to the Earth Journalism Network to help assess whether their project would be considered for the grant (this is not mandatory). We have a total of US$50,000 available for the coming year, to be divided among at least 5 projects.

The first deadline for applications is November 7, 2011.
Grantees are expected to give their full cooperation in monitoring and evaluating the results of the projects, and are encouraged to submit their own monitoring and evaluation plan along with their application. The final monitoring and evaluation plan will be agreed upon by EJN and each individual grantee.
The projects are generally expected to take place within less than a year. Final reports for accepted projects must be filed no later than September 30, 2012.

Projects that can offer or raise co-financing to complement EJN’s support will be favorably viewed.
Please submit applications to Katharine Eaton at keaton@internews.org.

For more information and the application form please visit http://www.internews.org/global/earth/EarthJournalismGrantsFund2011-10.shtm

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