The Uproot Project believes that journalists of color bring critical and fresh perspectives to covering important environmental justice stories. With the Uproot Project’s Environmental Justice Fellowship, the Uproot Project want to bring the two together — to help underrepresented journalists shed light on undercovered topics.
This new fellowship will offer funding to seven journalists to pursue reporting projects over the course of a year.
Fellows will receive up to $2,000 to cover travel and other reporting expenses, and will also receive support from Uproot to place their stories with a media outlet.
The fellowship is open to journalists of color who are members of The Uproot Project. However, If you’re a journalist of color who hasn’t joined Uproot yet, you can still fill out our membership survey and sign up here. It’s free to join!)
Applicants must also be authorized to work in the U.S. and have a U.S. bank account and address.
Applicants must be working journalists. Also note that those working in public relations, lobbying, or communications are not eligible for this fellowship. In addition, Freelance journalists are welcome, and encouraged, to apply.
Moreover, a demonstrated history of covering the environment will strengthen your application.
Reporting projects should take an in-depth look at an environmental justice issue. Uproot Project is particularly interested in funding stories that are undercovered in the news media or poorly understood by the general public.
The fellowship is open to stories in any medium:
Your reporting can take you anywhere, whether there’s a story you want to tell in your own backyard or across the world.
Fellows should provide a brief progress report at six months and a short summary of their experience at the end of their reporting process for Uproot to share.
The funding for this fellowship should directly support fellows’ reporting. Such costs may include:
The majority of the funds must be used for reporting expenses, and funds should be spent within one year of fellowship selection.
Fellows should not spend a large share of their budget on new equipment. Funds cannot be used as reimbursement for reporting that has already been completed. The jury may allow other types of reimbursement in special cases.
|Type of Opportunity||Scholarships and Fellowships|
|Event Date||01 April,2022 to 01 April,2023|
|Organizer||The Uproot Project|
|Contact the organizer||[email protected]|