The Road to COP27: Jordanian Journalists and Communicators’ Climate, Economy, and Water Program

Funding Agency:
Department of State

Jordan, one of the five driest countries in the world, is facing an historic water crisis and is currently in the process of publicly debating how to respond. However, its public debate over solutions, including a regional energy-for-water deal, a National Conveyance Project to desalinate Red Sea water and pump it north, and others, is hampered by a dearth of sound journalistic reporting on climate-water-economy issues and rampant misinformation. This program would address these challenges by supporting a cohort of influential journalists and other public communicators to help better inform the public about Jordan’s climate and water challenges and their implications for the economy and viability of the country.

Purpose of Grant: The U.S. Embassy in Amman’s Public Affairs Section (PAS) announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to support a cohort of influential journalists and other communicators to help better inform the public about Jordan’s climate and water challenges and their implications for the economy and viability of the country.

This grant would support a group of 10 or more Jordanian journalists and other public communicators to participate in a variety of engagements, including a 2-3 week informational trip to the United States to learn about U.S. environmental journalism, various engagements with the U.S. Embassy in Jordan, a reporting trip to the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 27) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which will take place from November 7-18, 2022, in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, and others.

Applicants are only allowed to submit one proposal per organization. Interested applicants from within Duke should contact dukeiln@duke.edu as early as possible.

Deadline for Applications: May 16, 2022

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants: U.S. public and private academic and cultural institutions, exchange-ofpersons, and other not-for-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3) may submit applications for this competition. Applicants must have nonprofit status with the IRS at the time of application. Please see the Proposal Submission Instructions (PSI) for additional information.

Amount Description

Award amounts: awards may range from a minimum of $200,000 to a maximum of $270,000

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

May 16, 2022