World Water Week Journalist Grant

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Applications for the 2015 World Water Week Journalist Grant – now open!

Are you passionate about water and development? Have you covered these topics in your work but want a chance to see more, learn more and interview major actors in the water community?

Have you looked for an opportunity to report on a global water meeting, where world leaders, policy makers, and academics meet representatives from the private sector and civil society to discuss some of the world’s most urgent issues? Apply for the World Water Week Journalist Grant!

SIWI offers three journalists from low or low-middle income nations the opportunity to visit Stockholm and World Water Week which takes place between 23-28 August 2015.

The World Water Week Journalist Grant covers:

  • Round-trip air ticket to Stockholm, Sweden
  • Public (or equivalent) transport between airport and hotel on arrival and departure
  • Registration fee for World Water Week in Stockholm
  • Certain social events during World Water Week in Stockholm
  • Hotel stay during World Water Week in Stockholm
  • Meals on half board during World Water Week in Stockholm

The World Water Week Journalist Grant does not cover:

  • Visa, and visa-related costs
  • Some meals during World Water Week
  • Transport in Stockholm
  • Any extras

Who is eligible to apply?

  • You must be a citizen of a nation listed as a low- or low-middle income country by the World Bank. See which countries that are eligible in this list.
  • You must be an employee of a media outlet in your country (newspaper, magazine, radio, TV, recognized digital publication) or be able to show proof of continuous freelance journalism activities during the past three years.
  • You must have a documented interest in water- and water related issues.

Read the stories by last year’s winners here.

How to enter:

Send us an application, by email only, to journalist-grant@siwi.org, no later than Sunday 3 May, 2015. The application must include the following:

  • Attachments containing, or functioning links to, a minimum of three articles/pieces on water or water-related issues, published in the past three years (2012-2015).
  • A brief CV
  • A motivation letter (why you want to visit the World Water Week) of maximum 400 words

For more information about World Water Week in Stockholm, please visit www.worldwaterweek.org