Zoonotic Diseases and One Health in the Asia Pacific Region

Story Grants by the Internews Earth Journalism Network (EJN)

Deadline is 15 August 2021, 11:59PM (UTC-11)

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EJN is offering story grants to journalists to support the production of in-depth stories that will call attention to zoonotic diseases and One Health in Asia and the Pacific region.

We welcome stories from Asia and the Pacific region that engage audiences to better understand:

  • the threat of potential spillovers and its causes;
  • solutions that address the root causes of these threats;
  • local and international efforts to improve ecological and human health, within the One Health framework.

Stories can be produced in any language, but we ask that that the application be submitted in English. Applicants who will produce non-English stories should provide an English translation; the cost for translation could be included in the proposed budget. We accept applications from journalists residing in Southeast Asia, South Asia, East Asia and the Pacific Islands, but not Australia and New Zealand.

All applicants are strongly encouraged, but not mandated, to complete EJN’s zoonotic disease online course and the accompanying tutorial on developing data stories before submitting their proposal to EJN. We expect to award 20 grants with an average grant amount of $1,500, depending on the proposal and needs outlined in the budget submission. 

For more information, please check out https://earthjournalism.net/opportunities/zoonotic-diseases-and-one-health-in-the-asia-pacific-region