We are delighted to announce the official launch of the Earth Glow Public Diplomacy Grants Program, an initiative designed to provide funding for public diplomacy activities focused on environmental transformation. With a budget of approximately $65,000, the program aims to support five to six projects that actively engage youth and under-represented audiences in promoting positive changes for our planet.
Grant proposals should outline clear metrics for measuring success, including specific targets and indicators that can be tracked throughout the project’s duration. Additionally, the proposals should align with at least one of the following priority areas:
- Safeguarding People, Places, and Nature
- Countering Environmental Security Threats
- Eliminating Harmful Pollution
- Advancing International Cooperation in Science and Space
- Ensuring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, as well as Accessibility (DEIA)
Potential proposal examples include speaker programs, workshops for local reporters, service activities, environmental sustainability initiatives in schools, awareness-raising communications campaigns, social media contests, English-language programs focusing on environmental policy, resource or book donations for establishing a “Green Corner” in local schools, leadership or capacity-building workshops on environmental issues targeting youth, or recycled art installations or competitions.
In 2022, five projects were selected as recipients of the Earth Glow Public Diplomacy Grants, showcasing the positive impact of such initiatives. These projects addressed critical issues such as micro-plastics pollution in the French food sector, capacity-building for young journalists reporting on wildlife trafficking and climate change in and around national parks, and film-making and storytelling master classes for youth in Tonga, Fiji, Kiribati, Tuvalu, and Nauru to document the effects of climate change on their lives and futures.
We encourage TIU researchers and staff from faculties to disseminate this opportunity among their colleagues and actively participate in developing proposals that tackle the most pressing environmental challenges faced by our planet.
If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please visit our website for detailed information on the application process. We look forward to hearing from you.