The International Fact-Checking Network, in partnership with Facebook, welcomes applications to their Climate Misinformation Grant program, an initiative to support organizations working to combat climate misinformation.
Organizations around the world are encouraged to apply. The grant is structured to allow for applicant organizations with diverse backgrounds to participate in collaborative partnerships between fact-checkers, climate experts, and other organizations.
Applicants projects should be focused on priority goals, such as:
- Strengthening access, understanding, and acceptance of authoritative climate science information
- Tailoring efforts to combat misinformation to actor, behavioral, and content trends that are unique to climate change
- Building solutions targeted to users that are vulnerable to the effects of climate change or are disproportionately exposed to climate misinformation
- Forging new, self-sustaining partnerships between fact-checking organizations and climate change experts
- Does the project have the ability to scale across geographic regions, languages, etc?
- Does the project have the potential of reducing climate misinformation, improving the quality of the public debate, and/or reaching a wider/new audience?
- Is the requested budget in accordance with the goals and scope of the project and has the potential to be fully completed and implemented in time and form?
- Does the application reflect a strong actionable plan to achieve the intended goals of the project?
Up to $800,000 will be awarded, with individual grant amounts ranging up to $100,000.
Applicants for the Climate Misinformation Grant Program may fall into one of four categories and may apply in partnership with applicants from other categories as described below.
- Each application needs to have one primary applicant. The primary applicant can invite partner organizations to collaborate in the application form by following the instructions provided in the submittable application portal.
- Primary applicants are required to provide counter-signed agreements with the partnering organization(s) by following the instructions provided in the submittable application portal.
Category A: [IFCN verified signatories]
- International Fact-Checking Network’s verified signatories.
- If applying as a sole candidate, they must have a demonstrated track record in detecting and/or refuting climate misinformation.
- Category A applicants may partner with organizations listed in the categories below if they do not have prior experience in detecting or refuting climate misinformation.
Category B: [Climate orgs]
- Entities who have a demonstrated track record of impactful work in climate change. This can include advocacy organizations, media companies, or academic institutions.
- Category B applicants will be REQUIRED to partner with a verified signatory to IFCN’s Code of Principles (Category A), and may also partner with Category C and Category D applicants
Category C: [Solution Providers]
- Solution providers who propose automated and replicable mechanisms to detect and/or refute misinformation claims accurately, reliably, efficiently, and at scale.
- Category C applicants will be REQUIRED to partner with a Category A applicant AND a Category B applicant, and may also partner with a Category D applicant
Category D: [Non-IFCN signatory Fact-Checkers]
- Other fact-checking or media organizations that have a demonstrated track record of detecting and/or refuting climate-related misinformation.
- Category D applicants will be REQUIRED to partner with a verified signatory to IFCN’s Code of Principles (Category A applicant) and may also partner with Category B and Category C applicants
For more information, visit https://ifcn.submittable.com/submit