Deadline: 22 May 2017
The Fund for Investigative Journalism is seeking grant applications for investigative projects.
The Fund for Investigative Journalism’s role in assisting journalists is limited to making grants. The Fund assumes no liability for the legal and/or safety risks undertaken by journalists in the course of their reporting.
The Board of Directors looks for: stories that break new ground and expose wrongdoing – such as corruption, malfeasance, or misuse of power – in the public and private sectors.
- Grants average $5,000 and cover out-of-pocket expenses such as travel, document collection, and equipment rental.
- The Fund also considers requests for small stipends.
- The Fund encourages proposals written for ethnic media and submitted by journalists of color.
- To be considered, foreign-based story proposals must come from US-based reporters or have a US angle, involving American citizens, government, or business.
- All stories must be published in English – either by an English language publication or outlet, or by an outlet that has an affiliation with an English language site.
How to Apply
- Application requirements include a proposal, resume, work sample, budget, and a letter of commitment from a news outlet pledging to run the story if it is completed as proposed and meets the news organization’s journalistic standards.
- All application documents must be written in English and budgets expressed in U.S. dollars.
- Interested applicants can apply via given website.
Eligible Country: United States
For more information, please visit The Fund for Investigative Journalism.