Awards, Grants, Fellowships & Workshops

SEJ sponsors its own annual contest to honor the year's best environmental journalism in newspapers, magazines and newsletters and on television, radio and the internet. There are also many other awards and grants for reporting on environment-related topics, as well as fellowships. Below are links to our lists of non-SEJ awards, grants, fellowships and workshops. For chronological listings by deadline, see our Calendar.


The latest round of SEJ's Fund for Environmental Journalism story grants is closed; deadline was June 15, 2021. Journalism projects had to cover environment-climate-religion connections and/or environmental health and justice in the U.S. Grants up to $5000; stipends up to $2000 for nonprofit news staffers or freelancers. Sign up for FEJ announcements, including upcoming rounds.


The "Lizzie" Grant is named for Elizabeth Grossman, a longtime SEJ member. Lizzie was elected to the board in 2014. She devoted her career to uncovering environmental health issues while tirelessly advocating for freelancers until her untimely death in July 2017. The grant(s) will provide funding, up to $5,000 per grantee, to help cover travel and expenses related to sustained coverage of a particular topic in environmental health. It will be offered under the Fund for Environmental Journalism.


Awards, Fellowships & Workshops