The Fund for Investigative Journalism

Supporting investigative reporting projects around the world

  • Next Deadline: Sept. 24, 2018 (11:59 pm Eastern)

  • The Daniel Pearl Project

    An investigation by Asra Q. Nomani with a team of 32 Georgetown University students under the direction of Georgetown University Journalism Director Barbara Feinman Todd. Sponsored by the Center for Public Integrity’s International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, with major funding from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, and a travel grant from the Fund for Investigative Journalism.

    The Pearl Project spent more than three years investigating the roles of 27 men linked to the 2002 kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.

    Daniel Pearl Project

    Daniel Pearl
    2011 The Daniel Pearl Project – An investigation by Asra Q. Nomani with a team of 32 Georgetown University students under the direction of Georgetown University Journalism Director Barbara Feinman Todd. Sponsored by the Center for Public Integrity’s International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, with major funding from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, and a travel grant from the Fund for Investigative Journalism.

    Ethics and Excellence Grant Supports Independent Journalists

    Washington ( February 16, 2011) – The Fund for Investigative Journalism is proud to announce continuing support for its grant program for independent journalists from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, based in Oklahoma City.

    The Foundation has announced a grant for $75,000 that will give critical assistance to reporters who have the ideas, sources, and know-how to produce groundbreaking investigative journalism, but need help paying the expenses of reporting.

    The Fund is particularly grateful for the demonstration of support from the Foundation, as it plays a leading role among philanthropic efforts to sustain and grow nonprofit investigative journalism enterprises in the United States.

    “The Foundation has played a crucial role in the resurgence of the Fund as a provider of assistance to independent journalists throughout the U.S.,” said Brant Houston, president of the Fund and Knight Chair of Investigative & Enterprise Reporting at the University of Illinois. “Without this support, the Fund would be unable to help journalists who are doing some of the best state and regional investigative reporting.”

    With this latest award, the Foundation has given the Fund seven grants over the past several years, which the Fund has used to help dozens of investigative journalists.

    The Fund is also supported by the Park Foundation, the Gannett Foundation, the Green Park Foundation, and contributions from the public.

    The Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation recently distributed a total of $1.5 million to 21 journalism organizations, including the Fund for Investigative Journalism.