UN Foundation Launches Thomas Lovejoy Memorial Press Fellowship 2022 (Fully Funded)

Opportunity Detail

  • Language Requirement Not required
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Level Non-Degree /Short program
  • Number of Opportunity: 10
  • Eligible Region/Countries
    International
  • Medium of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 47473
  • Funding Type Fully Funded
  • Duration Two-three weeks
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Opportunity Description

The UN Foundation is an independent non-profit organization established to collaborate closely with the UN to address humanity’s greatest challenges, develop cross-sector initiatives to address issues at scale, and promote global advancement.
The fully funded Thomas Lovejoy Memorial Press Reporting Fellowship 2022 is now accepting applications. A journalism fellowship sponsored by the United Nations Foundation was made public and will take a team of journalists deep into the Amazon to study issues related to biodiversity, deforestation, and sustainable development. The journey will take place the week of October 17, 2022, barely three weeks before COP27 and two months before the Biodiversity COP in December, against the backdrop of a national election to choose Brazil’s next president. The Fellowship bears the name of Dr. Thomas Lovejoy, a famous ecologist and Senior Fellow for the UN Foundation who coined the word “biodiversity” and died in 2007. Ten journalists will fly to Manaus, Brazil, and then spend three days at Camp 41, a remote research facility in the Amazon where they will get the chance to go on guided tours of the biggest jungle in the world.

Important Details

Organized by: The UN Foundation
Host Country: Brazil
Duration: Two-three weeks
Deadline: August 5, 2022
No. opportunities: 10
Eligible Countries: International

Benefits of The Program

  • The cost of participants’ round-trip airfare, visa fees, lodging, and local transportation inside Brazil will be covered, along with the majority of their meals.
  • There may be room for additional trip-related costs to be reimbursed.
  • A grant from the McGovern Foundation provided funding for this journalistic fellowship.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Journalists that are interested in writing on environmental issues such as biodiversity, deforestation, agriculture, nature-based climate solutions, and land use are eligible to apply for this press fellowship.
  • All journalists from across the world are welcome to apply.
  • Candidates must be above 18 and have at least three years of professional job experience.
  • Within six months of the fellowship’s end, participating journalists will be expected to write two to four pieces on the subjects covered.

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