The Society of Environmental Journalists is the only North American membership association dedicated to more and better coverage of environment-related issues. SEJ's mission is to strengthen the quality, reach, and viability of journalism across all media and advance public understanding of environmental issues.
SEJ's Fund for Environmental Journalism invests in public-service reporting on the environment and the journalists who produce it. Through the fund, grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to support the development and dissemination of significant coverage that otherwise could not be completed. Funds may be used to underwrite stipends for freelancers as well as budget lines for direct expenses such as travel, multimedia production, translation, data sets, and/or document costs.
In 2018, grants will support projects related to environmental issues broadly speaking; marine and coastal issues in the North Pacific and Arctic oceans; and environmental issues in the Amazon and Andes basin. Preference will be given to projects that include an international partnership component — journalists and news organizations in different countries working together to report an important story and broaden its reach.
See the SEJ website for complete program guidelines, information about previous grant recipients, and application instructions.