Diversity fellowships available for SEJ conference

The national conference of the Society of Environmental Journalists will be in Boise this year, from April 19-23, and SEJ and The Uproot Project, a network for journalists of color who cover environmental issues as well as students and others aspiring to cover this beat, are partnering to offer diversity fellowships (worth up to $2500) to support attendance. The fellowships cover travel, lodging, the conference and a one-year SEJ membership, and are being offered to encourage journalists of color who have been historically underrepresented in the field of environmental journalism.

The conference is entitled, “Crossing the Divide – Urban Growth & the Wild.”

The deadline to apply for the fellowships is Feb. 6; applicants must submit a resume or LinkedIn profile (students can provide college transcript); a letter of support or recommendation; and links to their portfolio website or recent, relevant environmental coverage. To apply, go to this link:


There’s more information about the upcoming SEJ conference online here: https://conference.sej.org/registration-details/.