As part of SEI Asia’s media engagement and capacity building efforts, six grants will be provided to local and regional journalists for the production of in-depth reports on critical environmental topics in Asia.

The grant aims to help build media capacity on contextual science reporting on environmental topics. It also hopes to strengthen partnerships to support knowledge and evidence sharing on critical sustainability issues for policy and decision makers.

Eligible applicants are young, early-career journalists living in Asia, and can be beginner, mid-career, or freelance. Groups of journalists who wish to collaborate can also apply. Multimedia producers that work with photography, audio, video, and/or animation are also welcome to apply.

The proposed stories must revolve around the following areas of SEI Asia’s work:

  • air quality (pollution, health, vulnerable communities)
  • climate change and disaster risk reduction
  • water insecurity in the Mekong region
  • the bioeconomy, and
  • urban governance (green spaces, city health).

Each grantee will receive USD$ 2000 to produce and publish their proposed story. The outputs can be in the form of text-based articles, short films or video interviews or audio podcasts.

SEI will provide mentorship and related scientific research to support the production of the stories. The journalist should nominate any potential local, regional or international news or multimedia outlet that can publish their story output.

Submission deadline: Sunday 11 October 2020, 11:59 p.m. (Bangkok time).

More details are available in the attached pdf. Please apply by submitting your required documents here: http://bit.ly/SEIAsiaMediaGrant.

Applications sent by email will not be accepted.