Climate Tracker Emerging Climate Journalists Grants


Climate Tracker is giving two emerging climate journalists a small grant to produce a multimedia project focusing on women’s experiences and responses to climate change.

Learn more here.

What is the grant for?

The $100 grant would support two early-career journalists to report on how women and girls are being impacted by or are responding to climate change. Journalists and writers are expected to use the grant money to produce a 2-part multimedia project, which will be published on the Climate Tracker website. The fellow is also welcome to submit their piece elsewhere for publication.

What are we looking for?

  • Format: We are looking for a 2-part creative multimedia project. This could mean, for example, two short audio podcasts, a photography series, or a combination of a written article and a multimedia piece.
  • Content: Explore how women and girls are impacted or responding to climate change in your country. We are hoping that the grant will allow journalists to cover largely underreported issues in captivating ways. We’d like to see the grant grant be used to cover, for example, expenses to remote areas, or the utilisation of creative mediums.
  • Candidates will be evaluated on their capabilities or potential to produce a multimedia project, creativity of the multimedia output, relevance and journalistic value of the pitch, and commitment to the issues.


Expectations of outputs

  • Journalists are expected to produce 2 outputs. Length expectations for a single piece are as follows:
    • Audio or video: 5 minutes.
    • Photography a series: 10 photos.
    • For written work: 750 word article.
  • If you would like to submit a format not listed here (i.e. a creative data visualisation, timeline, etc.), feel free to email [email protected] to discuss options.


Who is eligible:

We are looking for early-career journalists aged 16-30 who are passionate about covering climate change and women’s issues. We will give preference to underreported issues in the global south.

We welcome submissions from multimedia journalists, photojournalists, videographers, as well as print journalists who want to experiment with photo, video, and audio.


How to apply?

Journalists must apply in a google form here:

  1. A 250-word pitch of their article. This pitch must include the community/individuals they intend to cover, the related climate change issue, why this is of national/international importance, and the format of the piece.
  2. A 250-word personal statement, describing their experience in journalism and interest in covering women’s issues, and how this grant would help them report on a story that they otherwise would not be able to cover.
  3. Links to previous works they have published.
  4. A LinkedIn profile or a CV.



We will be accepting submissions for a 2-week period, from the 5th of November 2018 and closing on the 19th of November. 2018.