The Fund for Investigative Journalism provides grants to reporters to produce high-quality, unbiased, nonpartisan investigative stories that have an impact.
Areas of Interest
- 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.
- The Fund encourages proposals written for ethnic media and submitted by journalists of color.
The maximum grant is $10,000. Grants cover out-of-pocket expenses such as travel, document collection and equipment rental. The Fund also considers requests for small stipends, as part of the budget.
- While most applicants are freelancers, all journalists can apply for grants. The Fund encourages proposals written for ethnic media as well as those submitted by journalists of color.
- The Fund provides grants for print and online articles, television and radio stories, documentaries, podcasts and books.
- To be considered, foreign-based story proposals must come from US-based reporters, have a strong US angle involving American citizens, government or business, and must be published in English, in a media outlet in the United States.
- Applications must include a brief summary (100 words or less), proposal (1,000 words or less), budget, resume, clips, references and letter of commitment from a media outlet to publish the story.
- The first half of the grant is paid when the proposal is approved and the second half is paid when the story is published.
For more information, visit http://fij.org/apply-for-a-grant-from-fij/