Fund for Environmental Journalism deadline July 15

Grants available for environmental reporting; deadline for first round is July 15. Details below.

Fund for Environmental Journalism

SEJ’s Fund for Environmental Journalism is accepting applications for grants of up to $2,500 to help underwrite environmental reporting projects and entrepreneurial ventures.

The purpose of the FEJ is to provide incentives and support to qualified journalists and news organizations to enhance the quantity and quality of environmental journalism. Read about the origin of the Fund for Environmental Journalism.

Any United States, Canada or Mexico-based journalist working independently or on the staff of either a for-profit or non-profit news organization is eligible to apply for a FEJ grant.

Grant funds can be used for project-related travel, training, research materials, database analysis, and other direct expenses required for success of the reporting project or entrepreneurial venture.

SEJ membership is not required, but all applicants must meet SEJ’s eligibility requirements: your work must be in journalism or closely related to journalism, and your responsibilities must not include public relations work on environmental issues or lobbying on environmental issues. If you’re not sure, please review SEJ’s eligibility requirements.

SEJ Members: Fee waived
Non-members: $20 (Please see below)*

* The cost of first-year membership is only $20. Membership includes a year’s subscription to SEJ’s quarterly magazine, SEJournal, access to the online directory of members, subscription to members-only discussion lists, discounts to SEJ’s annual conferences and more. To join:

1. Apply to be a registered user of SEJ’s website. Go to, then click the “Need help?” link in the burgundy bar at the right near the top of the page. Once your user profile has been activated, you can access the online membership application. (New user accounts are usually activated the same day.)

2. Access the online membership application, complete and click submit. SEJ staff will fast-track your application and, if you are accepted for membership in SEJ, send you the payment link for new members.

You do not have to be a member to apply for the Fund for Environmental Journalism. The fee for non-members to apply is $20. If you decide not to join SEJ, click on the Non-member Grant Application Form, below.

First round: July 15, 2010, for all forms, materials and payment to be submitted. Winners of round one will be announced by Aug. 1, 2010.
Second round: Nov. 15, 2010, for all forms, materials and payment to be submitted. Winners of round two wil be announced  Dec. 15, 2010.

For more details, please read the FEJ Program Guidelines.


SEJ Members Grant Application Form

Non-member Grant Application Form

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