Deadline: 7 December 2016
The goals of the AEJF are twofold:
- First, it is intended to support journalism on energy access that will have an impact on local public discourse in the reporters’ countries or regions.
- Second, it will bring stories on energy access from many different parts of the world together on one platform, to paint a broader picture of the global landscape of energy access issues. Because energy poverty looks so different from one place to the next, this collaborative approach will add much-needed depth and nuance to the wider conversation.
The total pool of available funding for all fellows combined is $8,000 CAD.
This fellowship is open both to staff reporters and to freelancers who have a written agreement from an editor at a publication to publish the content they produce and take part in the project. Preference will be given to reporters who have deep knowledge of the communities/ topics that they plan to report on. The deliverables include:
- A 1,500-2,000-word multimedia web story (including photos, captions and videos).
- The fellows will produce two versions of their article: one written to suit the audience of their local publication (written to a local audience, in a local language, if relevant), and one adapted to speak to an international audience for the project platform and other participating publications (in English). If the local version of the fellow’s article will be written/ published in a language other than English, any cost associated with translation should be included in the budget. The Discourse Media team will work with fellows to edit their articles for quality, standards and international relevance.
- A reflection piece giving an insider glimpse into the fellow’s reporting for the project.
- Social media content/promotion and an openness to other engagement tools.
How to Apply
As part of the application, reporters are required to submit:
- A two-page proposal detailing:
- Your motivation and rationale for wanting to take part in the project.
- The story idea/angle you will pursue with your reporting, and how you will do so.
- Additional multimedia that would accompany the piece (e.g. data, maps, sidebars).
- A letter of support from an editor at the publication you work at, expressing commitment to publish your feature and participate in the project.
- A proposed budget. In general, this funding pool is intended to support reporting expenses beyond compensation provided by the applicant’s publication. Funding is flexible and can cover a range of reporting expenses from travel to supplies. Requests for personal stipends will be considered in some cases, particularly in countries where compensation for journalism is poor. Please provide a budget that details all expenses that your proposed funding request would cover.
- A brief bio and CV.
- Two or three examples of your written work. Up to two multimedia examples may be included in addition to written work.
- Applications must be submitted via email at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit Access to Energy Journalism Fellowship.