The Environmental Reporting Collective (ERC) is inviting media outlets, journalists, and freelancers for the Collaborative Investigation Grants.
The Collaborative Investigation grants are specifically aimed at promoting collaboration, and allowing journalists from different countries to work together to fill in gaps in each others’ reporting, especially when tracing environmental crimes across borders.
Funds can be used creatively, and there is no travel requirement. Ideas for how to use funds include:
- Translation of documents/sources available in different languages.
- Photo or multimedia components to reporting.
- Data or document access fees.
- Database or resources fees (example – satellite monitoring, or corporate databases)
- Translation of final stories into different languages.
- For freelancers – compensation for time spent reporting.
Up to $1000 to $3000 USD grants are available.
- They highly encourage applicants to join the ERC Slack Group and propose ideas to the community of over 150 journalists, editors, and media supporters in Asia. They can assist in finding a newsroom, or freelancers, to collaborate with in another country.
- Applications must include at least two journalists or media outlets from two different countries or regions. Freelancers are welcome to apply.
- Proposals must be investigative, and have an environmental focus (you can interpret this broadly).
- Applicants must be able to demonstrate how their story would benefit from collaboration.
For more information, visit https://www.investigative.earth/news/collaborative-reporting-grant