SEJ’s Story Grants on U.S. Public Lands

May 16, 2022 (11:59 p.m. ET) is the deadline for proposals to SEJ’s Fund for Environmental Journalism (FEJ) for grants up to $5,000 for stipends and expenses such as travel, multimedia production, translation, and more. Story proposals that reflect diverse and inclusive perspectives (including, but not limited to, gender, racial, ethnic and economic diversity) are encouraged.

At SEJ’s 31st annual conference in Houston, Texas, ideas can be shared to gain feedback and tips to strengthen proposals for this FEJ Spring Competition at the breakfast breakout session “Pitch Slam and FEJ Proposal Coaching: U.S. Public Lands” on Saturday, April 2 at 7:30 a.m. CT. Note: This session will not be recorded. Attendance doesn’t guarantee proposal acceptance.

The application portal is now open. Proposals must include a narrative, media dissemination plan, qualifications, letter of support from editor(s), and detailed budget. Entry fees will be waived for members of SEJ and members of affinity journalism associations (e.g., AAJA, MVJ, NABJ, NAHJ, NAJA, NLGJA, SAJA, Uproot Project). Non-members whose professional work meets SEJ’s membership eligibility requirements may apply with $40 fee. Please review the complete guidelines before applying.

This competition is generously underwritten by The Wilderness Society and other foundation and individual donors to the Fund for Environmental Journalism.

Opportunity offered by:

Society of Environmental Journalists

Nonprofit membership association of professional journalists dedicated to improving coverage on environment-related issues.
Opportunity type


Location(s) where available

United States (all)

Areas of focus

Underrepresented Community(ies)

Applications accepted starting:
March 31, 2022
Application deadline:
May 16, 2022
This is a recurring opportunity