Global Forest Watch announces three calls for grant applications

Global Forest Watch (GFW) is excited to announce new calls for applications for three exciting opportunities: the Small Grants Fund, the Technology Fellowship and the first-ever User Story Contest. 

Small Grants Fund

The Small Grants Fund is seeking civil society organizations who have innovative ideas for using GFW’s early warning systems to combat deforestation through enforcement and advocacy. Winning proposals will receive financial and technical assistance to support initiatives that turn GFW information into action.

The call for Small Grants Fund applications is open from February 1 to March 15, 2019. Projects will run from June 2019 through May 2020.

Tech Fellowship

The GFW Tech Fellowship is seeking forest protection advocates who are passionate about using technology for forest monitoring from a variety of sectors including: science, journalism, law enforcement, advocacy and conservation. The Fellowship program is one-year long and offers opportunities for skill-building, networking and mentorship. The program includes participation in a four-day tech camp and the 2019 GFW Summit in Washington, D.C. Fellows will receive a stipend and access to funds for related activities. 

The call for Tech Fellowship applications opens on February 15, 2019 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The Fellowship will run from June 2019 through May 2020.

More information on the Small Grants Fund and Tech Fellowship can be found on the GFW blog and website.  

User Story Contest

Through the first-ever GFW User Story Contest, GFW is seeking stories that detail the human dimensions of our tools, including who users are, how and why they are using GFW tools, the impact or expected impact of that use and the challenges users have faced. The top stories selected will be awarded prizes, including a trip to the 2019 GFW Summit in Washington, D.C., blog and social media features of the work and assorted GFW “swag”. The contest is open to users from all sectors, including non-profit organizations, researchers, educators or governments.  

Learn more about the contest and how to submit your story here by March 15, 2019. Winners will be announced on April 15, 2019. 

Please reach out to with any questions.