How to Apply for Internews EJN Biodiversity Media Grants 2024 (Grants of Up to €12,000)

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is offering grants ranging from 10,000 to 12,000 EUR to support organizations in enhancing media coverage on biodiversity issues.

Internews EJN Biodiversity Media Grants

The grants aim to support projects that:

  • Develop in-depth stories to broaden the coverage of biodiversity and conservation topics.
  • Conduct training on biodiversity and conservation for journalists and media organizations to enhance their reporting capabilities.
  • Establish or strengthen journalist networks focusing on these issues, facilitating strategic investments, capacity building, and community responsiveness.

Grant details

  • 3-4 organizations will receive grants ranging from 10,000 to 12,000 EUR each.
  • Projects with smaller budgets will be more competitive, although innovative approaches may be considered for larger grant amounts.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This opportunity is open to journalist networks, media organizations, civil society organizations, or academic institutions. They also allow applications from NGOs or environmental groups aiming to enhance journalists’ capacity in covering conservation issues, but preference will be given to applications from or affiliated with professional journalists, media organizations, journalism schools, and similar entities.
  • As an applicant, you must clearly state your affiliations with existing media organizations or provide detailed plans on how your project will support the establishment of a new network or organization. If your application is rooted in advocacy or political campaigning, it will not be considered.
  • Both existing and former EJN grantees are eligible to apply; however, preference will be given to grantees they have not previously supported.
  • For this funding opportunity, applications will be accepted only in English. Unfortunately, applications in other languages cannot be considered at this time. As an applicant, you must either have a proficient understanding of English or have access to a translator to communicate with Internews staff. Nevertheless, stories and training materials can be produced in any language.
  • Projects in biodiversity-rich regions like the Amazon, Central Africa, and Southeast Asia, or other biodiversity hotspots, are of particular interest. They also welcome applications from countries where EJN has not previously provided grants, especially from West Africa, Central America, and Eastern Europe, including the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Kyrgyzstan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

In addition, As an applicant, you must be transparent about your use of generative AI tools, if any, in developing your proposals. EJN reserves the right to disqualify applicants if they are found to have engaged in unethical or improper professional conduct, such as plagiarism or presenting AI-generated content as their work.

Judging criteria

  • Proposals will be evaluated based on quality, relevance, impact, innovation, financial viability, applicant’s capacity, and geographical diversity.
  • The application deadline is April 9, 2024. Detailed budget justification is necessary – you can download a template here.

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You can find more information about the program by clicking here.

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