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EJN offering Asia-Pacific Health-Related Climate Change Story Grants


Funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), this round of grants from EJN’s Asia-Pacific program aims to support stories that explain to local communities how climate change impacts human health and illustrate how vulnerable communities are adapting.

Type of Stories

  • EJN is seeking data-driven or investigative stories in any country or countries within the Asia-Pacific region, with a particular emphasis on how women and other marginalized groups (including youth, indigenous people, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities) are impacted by climate and environmental change.
  • They encourage stories that report on potential solutions and address how vulnerable communities are responding to challenges. They are also interested in stories that utilize relevant data to illustrate the issue in a compelling and easy-to-understand way.
  • For the purposes of this grant call, they are accepting applications from South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia and the Pacific region but not Australia or New Zealand. They are also unable to accept applications from Pakistan at this time.

Funding Information

EJN expects to award around 10 small grants at an average grant size of US$2,000 each.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Journalists (online, print, television, radio) and other expert media practitioners with a track record of reporting on climate change, health and the intersection between the two. EJN encourage applications from freelancers and staff from all types of media – international, national, local and community-based.
  • For this round of grants, EJN is looking for applications from both:
    • early career journalists with less than 5 years of reporting experience and;
    • mid-level/senior reporters who have at least 5 years of experience.
  • Please indicate in the application form which category applicants are applying for, how they would benefit from this funding and how much support applicants hope to receive.
  • Grantees are free to publish or broadcast their stories in their affiliated media as long as EJN and Sida are also given rights to edit, publish, broadcast and distribute them freely. Freelance reporters should demonstrate a plan for publication or broadcast and are encouraged to provide a letter of interest from an editor.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Call for Proposals.