The Pulitzer Center is inviting proposals for grants to journalists reporting for wide-reaching major news media outlets on tropical rainforests in any part of the world.
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 deforestationFunding Information
- The Pulitzer Center will fund international travel costs associated with reporting projects on tropical rainforests, with an emphasis on issues that have gone unreported or under-reported in the mainstream American media.
- The amount of individual travel grants will depend on the specific project and detailed budget planning. Most awards fall in the range of $5,000 to $15,000 but depending on project specifics may be higher.
- On approved projects, half of the grant amount is generally paid just before travel and the remainder on submission of the principal material for publication or broadcast.Specific grant terms are negotiated during the application process.
Grants are 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 received in English.Applications must include the following:
- A description of the proposed project, including distribution plan, in no more than 250 words
- A preliminary budget estimate, including a basic breakdown of costs. Travel grants cover hard costs associated with the reporting; please do not include stipends for the applicants.
- Fixer/translator/driver fees are acceptable
- Three samples of published work, either print or broadcast.
- Three professional references. These can be either contact information, or letters of recommendation.The latter is encouraged when letters from interested producers or editors are available.
- A copy of your curriculum vitae.
- Applications may also include a more detailed description of the project but this will be considered as optional supplement only.The most important part of the submission is the 250-word summary.
Applications Accepted All Year Round!
For more information and application details, see; Rainforest Journalism Fund International Projects Call for Proposals