Deadline: 1 October 2016
The Fund for Investigative Journalism in collaboration with Ford Foundation and the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University is inviting women and journalists of color working in any type of media — print, audio, video, online for its grant program and fellowship program.
Through a collaboration underwritten by a Ford Foundation grant, The Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) and the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University have joined forces to broaden opportunities for independent investigative reporting by women and journalists of color.
Four independent reporters based in the United States with strong proposals to investigate significant systemic or social justice issues will be selected.
It is widely recognized that journalists of diverse backgrounds are underrepresented in this country’s ranks of independent investigative reporters. This initiative is designed to help those selected journalists report and write important stories about unreported or underreported social justice issues.
Funding Information and Benefits
- The selected journalists will receive competitively awarded grants from the Fund for Investigative Journalism, which will provide up to $9,000 to pay the expenses of reporting a specific investigative story, covering costs such as travel, document fees, equipment rentals, and small stipends.
- Recipients will also be awarded Schuster Institute fellowships, which will give them access to paid research assistance, the extensive offerings of Brandeis University’s library and technology services, mentoring, editorial guidance, and opportunities for pro bono, media-related legal advice from a major New York firm, and participation in our “Newsroom Without Walls” community of Schuster Fellows. Fellowships do not require residency at Brandeis University and fellows are not paid.
- Applications from women and journalists of color working in any type of media – print, audio, and video, online – will be considered.
- Four independent reporters based in the United States with strong proposals to investigate significant systemic or social justice issues will be selected.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can apply via given website.
Eligible Country: United States
For more information, please visit Investigative Reporting.