DEADLINE: The Uproot Project Environmental Justice Fellowship

Event Date: 
March 1, 2024

At The Uproot Project, we believe there are important environmental justice stories that need to be told, and that journalists of color bring critical and fresh perspectives to covering these stories. With The Uproot Project’s Environmental Justice Fellowship, we want to help underrepresented journalists shed light on undercovered topics.

This 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, if requested.

Fellows’ projects should focus on stories related to environmental justice — highlighting how the climate crisis and key environmental issues of our time are inextricably linked with other forms of inequity. These are the kinds of stories that have often been left out of the narrative in mainstream environmental journalism, and the ones that The Uproot Project is dedicated to uplifting.

The fellowship is open to journalists of color who are members of The Uproot Project. (If you’re a journalist of color who hasn’t joined Uproot yet, you can apply for membership 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. U.S. citizenship is not required.

Applicants must be working journalists; those working in public relations, lobbying or communications are not eligible for this fellowship. Freelance journalists are welcome, and encouraged, to apply. A demonstrated history of covering the environment will strengthen your application.

Applications open Feb 2 and close March 1, 2024.

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