2020 Earth Journalism Network Asia-Pacific Media Grants

Deadline: November 3, 2019.

In Asia and the Pacific region, home to both some of the world’s most and least populous countries as well as richest pockets of biodiversity, Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is working closely with local journalists and partners to find ways to better report on environmental challenges from the local perspectives and to provide information to those most lacking the information or tools needed to adapt, take actions and hold governments to account.

In this round of media grants, we are seeking innovative ideas from journalist networks, media organizations, civil society organizations or academic institutions throughout Asia and the Pacific that can:

  • Strengthen local or regional skills, knowledge and network for environmental reporting; and
  • Enhance media coverage and public awareness of environmental issues, such as climate change, pollution, biodiversity loss, wildlife trafficking, use and management of natural resources.

This round of grants is awarded as part of the Earth Journalism Network’s Asia-Pacific project, which aims to boost the quantity and quality of environmental and climate coverage in the region and empower at-risk communities by informing them about environmental issues and amplifying their voices in the media. This project has received generous financial support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).



1. Media organizations, journalist networks, universities, journalism schools and civil society organizations focusing on environmental reporting in the region are welcome to apply.

2. Non-governmental organizations, community-based groups and research institutes will also be considered – but only those with strong media and communication components that are dedicated to supporting fair and accurate reporting.

3. Please note that we will not consider applications rooted in advocacy or political campaigning.

4. Priority will be given to groups that are based in and implementing activities in one or more developing countries in Asia-Pacific.

5. For the purpose of this call, we will accept applications from South Asia, Southeast Asia, China and the Pacific – but not Australia, New Zealand and the Hawaiian Islands.



Grants will be given out in two ‘Lots,’ which you will be able to select in the application form.

Lot 1: For smaller-scale local organizations looking to implement an activity with a maximum duration of one year. Maximum amount of each grant is US$20,000.

Lot 2: For mid-sized and more established local or regional organizations looking to implement a larger-scale project, for a duration of up to two years. The grant amounts can range from US$20,000-$50,000 depending on the scope of activities.

As part of EJN’s support to the grantees, selected grantees in both Lots will undertake a participatory Organizational Capacity Assessment. Based on the finding of the assessment, they may receive additional financial and technical assistance to strengthen specific organizational capacity, such as on financial reporting, digital security and fundraising.



  • Fill in the online application form by clicking the “Apply Now” button located on the top right of the page.
  • If you have an existing account, you’ll need to log in. If not, you will need to create an account by clicking “Join the Network” on the top right of the page.
  • If you start the application and want to come back and complete it later you can click “Save Draft.” To return to your draft, you’ll need to go back to the opportunity and click “Apply Now” again to finalize the application.
  • All applicants are required to submit a budget with the application form. Please download this template now and use it to build your project budget.
  • If you encounter difficulties with submitting your application or have questions about the grants, please email [email protected].




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