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Biodiversity Media Grants 2021: Call for Proposals

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted September 21, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on October 14, 2021
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As a part of the Earth Journalism Network’s Biodiversity Media Initiative project, we are pleased to announce a second round of grant opportunities for journalist networks, media organizations, civil society organizations or academic institutions that are working to improve media coverage of biodiversity and conservation issues in countries where information is most under threat and most urgently needed.

The Biodiversity Media Grants will support projects that:
a) Build the capacity of journalism networks and media organizations to report on biodiversity and conservation issues;
b) Carry out biodiversity and / or conservation training activities for journalists;
c) Build internal capacity;
d) Organize local networks around these issues.

Utilize This Offer

The Biodiversity Media Grant Opportunity is designed to support the awareness- or capacity-building around biodiversity and conservation, network building, content production around these issues, or creating digital or other media outlets.

Applicants should note their affiliations with existing media organizations or provide detailed plans about how this project would facilitate the creation of a new network or organization.

As Internews is strictly a media development organization, we will not consider applications rooted in advocacy or political campaigning.

This opportunity is open to journalist networks, media organizations, civil society organizations or academic institutions.

Although we will consider applications by NGOs or environmental groups looking to build the capacity of journalists to cover conservation issues, preference will be given to applications from or affiliated with professional journalists, media organizations, journalism schools and the like.

We are especially interested in projects that focus on conservation in biodiversity-rich regions of the world, such as the Amazon, Central Africa and Southeast Asia.

The average grant size is between USD$10,000 and USD$15,000.

The deadline for applications is midnight October 15, 2021, UTC-11.

Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

Consider submitting at least one day in advance of the deadline to avoid any issues.

Decisions will be communicated before the end of November, with projects anticipated to start in early 2022.

For more information, please visit https://earthjournalism.net/opportunities/biodiversity-media-grants-2021

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Sep 21
Sep 21

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed grants opportunities that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one;
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resource section.
Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Sep 22
Sep 22

Thanks, Ana.