Awards, Grants, Fellowships & Workshops

SEJ sponsors its own annual contest to honor the year's best environmental journalism in newspapers, magazines and newsletters and on television, radio and the Internet (annual deadline is April 1). There are also many other awards and grants for reporting on environment-related topics, as well as fellowships. Below are links to our alphabetical lists of non-SEJ awards, grants, fellowships and workshops. For chronological listings by deadline, see our Calendar.


The next round of SEJ's Fund for Environmental Journalism is now open for journalism projects covering climate, conservation and environmental health in North America. Grants: Up to $2000 for individuals; $4000 for teach or news outlet projects. Rolling deadline. Sign up for FEJ announcements, including upcoming rounds.


The "Lizzie" Grant is named for Elizabeth Grossman, a longtime SEJ member. Lizzie was elected to the board in 2014. She devoted her career to uncovering environmental health issues while tirelessly advocating for freelancers until her untimely death in July 2017. The grant will provide up to $5,000 to help cover travel and other expenses related to sustained coverage (e.g., a series of articles) of a particular topic in environmental health. It will be offered under the Fund for Environmental Journalism.


Awards, Fellowships & Workshops