Environmental Justice Fellowship
The Uproot Project is currently accepting applications for their first ever Environmental Justice Fellowship.
This new fellowship will offer funding to 7 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.
- 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.
- The fellowship is open to journalists of color who are members of The Uproot Project. If you haven’t joined Uproot yet, 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.
- The fellowship is open to stories in any medium — writing, audio, video, photography or some combination.
- 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.
- Fellows will also be asked to provide a brief progress report at six months and a short summary of their experience at the end of their reporting process for Uproot to share.
Candidates can apply here.