DEADLINE: Dom Phillips Reporting Grant — "How to Save the Amazon?"

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January 18, 2023

The Pulitzer Center’s Rainforest Journalism Fund (RJF) launched the Dom Phillips Reporting Grant to fund ambitious, wide-reaching journalism projects that investigate the future of the Amazon and how to prevent its collapse.

We will support proposals that are original, thoroughly researched, ambitious, especially in terms of dissemination, and that are guaranteed to reach large audiences. The projects submitted must have a distribution plan in print, digital, audio, video, radio, or television media with wide national or international circulation and reach. Collaborations between mass media and journalists or local media in Amazonian countries will be particularly welcome.

"How to Save the Amazon" was the title of the book that journalist Dom Phillips wanted to finish writing when he and Indigenous expert Bruno Pereira were assassinated on June 5, 2022, during a trip to the region. This special call is an invitation to report as Phillips always wanted: on the ground, in conversation with the communities, seeking to show a wide audience possible ways to prevent the collapse of this crucial ecosystem and those who inhabit it. This special call is also available in Spanish and in Portuguese.

Grant amount and disbursements: Selected proposals will receive the necessary funds to carry out their project. The first half of the grant will be disbursed once the project has been selected. The second half will only be disbursed once the project has been published, in compliance with the distribution plan foreseen in the contract. The project must be published by June 30, 2023. If this deadline is not met, the second disbursement will not be made.

The deadline to apply is January 18, 2023. Applications must be submitted in Spanish, Portuguese, or English. Reporting may be done and published in any language.

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