Climate Misinformation Grant Program

The International Fact-Checking Network, in partnership with Facebook, welcomes applications to our Climate Misinformation Grant program, an initiative to support organizations working to combat climate misinformation.

Organizations around the world are encouraged to apply. The grant is structured to allow for applicant organizations with diverse backgrounds to participate in collaborative partnerships between fact-checkers, climate experts, and other organizations.

Evaluation and final selection of applicant organizations will be conducted by an independent panel of judges with domain expertise in climate change.

Climate Misinformation Grant amounts will range up to $100,000. Eligibility criteria are detailed below.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants for the Climate Misinformation Grant Program may fall into one of four categories and may apply in partnership with applicants from other categories as described below.

  • Each application needs to have one primary applicant. The primary applicant can invite partner organizations to collaborate in the application form by following the instructions provided in the Submittable application portal.
  • Primary applicants are required to provide counter-signed agreements with the partnering organization(s) by following the instructions provided in the Submittable application portal.

Category A: [IFCN verified signatories]

  • International Fact-Checking Network’s verified signatories.
  • If applying as a sole candidate, they must have a demonstrated track record in detecting and/or refuting climate misinformation.
  • Category A applicants may partner with organizations listed in the categories below if they do not have prior experience in detecting or refuting climate misinformation.

Category B:  [Climate orgs]

  • Entities who have a demonstrated track record of impactful work in climate change. This can include advocacy organizations, media companies, or academic institutions.
  • Category B applicants will be REQUIRED to partner with a verified signatory to IFCN’s Code of Principles (Category A), and may also partner with Category C and Category D applicants

Category C: [Solution Providers]

  • Solution providers who propose automated and replicable mechanisms to detect and/or refute misinformation claims accurately, reliably, efficiently, and at scale.
  • Category C applicants will be REQUIRED to partner with a Category A applicant AND a Category B applicant, and may also partner with a Category D applicant

Category D: [Non-IFCN signatory Fact-Checkers]

  • Other fact-checking or media organizations that have a demonstrated track record of detecting and/or refuting climate-related misinformation.
  • Category D applicants will be REQUIRED to partner with a verified signatory to IFCN’s Code of Principles (Category A applicant) and may also partner with Category B and Category C applicants

For more information about the Climate Misinformation Grant program please click here. 

To see the IFCN verified signatories list please click here.

If you have any questions regarding the application process please feel free to reach out to factchecknet@poynter.org 

IFCN will host a Q&A session on September 30, 2021, to answer questions about eligibility criteria and the logistics of submitting an application to the grant program.

Click here to register for the Q&A session.

In addition, IFCN will provide support to applicants looking for partners by:

  • Providing a list of verified signatories who are interested in collaborating with other partners
  • Hosting a speed networking event on October 7, 2021 to pair potential collaborators

Click here to register for the networking event.

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