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National Geographic Society
08/15/21 11:59 PM (EDT)
Grants of up to $8,000 to USA, Canada, and International journalists for local reporting on the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Reporting that covers social, emotional, economic, and equity issues, in addition to the medical and physical impact of COVID-19 is especially encouraged. Funding is intended for writers, photographers, videographers, audio journalists, cartographers, filmmakers, and data visualization experts.
Journalists should seek placement of this work within their local media ecosystems and must attribute their support to the National Geographic Society’s Emergency Fund for Journalists. However, you do not need to submit any formal commitments of publication or letters of support from editors or publishers. National Geographic Society or National Geographic Partners may also choose to publish some of this work as part of its global coverage.
As COVID-19 continues to evolve and impact communities around the globe, the National Geographic Society is launching an emergency fund for journalists all over the world who wish to cover COVID-19 within their own communities. This fund will place particular emphasis on delivering news to underserved populations, particularly where there is a dearth of evidence-based information getting to those who need it. The National Geographic Society is interested in local and even hyper-local distribution models. This fund is designed to quickly deliver support so that both individual stories and longer series of content may be created.
The fund will distribute support for local coverage of the preparation, response, and impact of this global pandemic as seen through evidence-based reporting. Narratives around the pandemic necessarily include facts and numbers, but ultimately, must also go deeper—telling the stories of inequities that COVID-19 has brought to light.
Reporting may cover any aspect of the virus and its fallout, including but not limited to:
Priority communities include: Those at high risk or hit especially hard by the virus, indigenous communities, immigrant or refugee communities, underserved, urban, rural, elderly populations, and children.
Applicants may use up to 100 percent of their budget as personal reimbursement for their reporting time.
GrantWatch ID#: 188774
The fund will distribute support ranging from $1,000–8,000 USD.
Normally projects should start six months after the application submission but for this fund, immediate start dates are acceptable.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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