FIJ Diversity Fellowship

As part of its commitment to expanding opportunities for diverse journalists, the Fund for Investigative Journalism is partnering with the National Association for Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) and the Miami Herald Media Company for a fellowship program to start in 2020. The three-month fellowship comes with a $30,000 grant, which can be used for reporting expenses and a stipend. The deadline to apply is Oct. 7, 2019. The winner will be notified by December 31, 2019. The Miami Herald Media Company will provide the fellow with workspace and other editorial support.

To apply for the fellowship, please visit investigate.submittable.com. If you don’t already have a free account with Submittable, your first step will be to create one so you can access our application form. Be sure to select “FIJ 2019 Diversity Fellowship.” The application requires certain materials be uploaded, and applicants must answer a few questions. You may start the application and save your changes: It doesn’t have to be done in one sitting, as long as it is completed and submitted by 11:59pm Eastern time, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. Here’s a rundown of what the application entails. If you gather your materials ahead of time, the application will take less time to complete.

Title

Enter a short title for your submission.

Grant proposal

Your proposal should be thorough and compelling. The project should dig into issues of consequence and of interest to readers of the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald. “What we are looking for are proposals for stories that uncover something we didn’t know and engages our readers,” said Nancy San Martin, managing editor of el Nuevo Herald. The story will be published in both Spanish and English, in print and online, in the Miami Herald and in el Neuvo Herald.

Present a narrative no longer than three pages to explain what your investigation aims to uncover, why the investigation is important, how you would go about it and why the story is groundbreaking. If the topic has received previous coverage, explain how your story is different.

Budget

Upload an estimated budget for your investigation. A $30,000 grant will be awarded to pay for travel, document fees, equipment rentals and other reporting costs. Any unused funds will serve as a personal stipend. To see a sample budget, visit http://bit.ly/sample_budget.

Resume

Provide a resume no longer than three pages.

Bio

Provide a bio no longer than 100 words.

Two work samples

Accepted file types include text/document files (pdf, docx, doc, txt, rtf, odt, wpf, wpd); art/photography (jpg, tiff, gif, png, svg); audio (mp3, wav, aac, aiff, m4A, ogg, flac, wma); and video (mp4, avi, 3gp, webm, mkv, mov, mpg, flv, wmv, m4v).

Three references

Enter the names and email addresses of three references. You are not required to submit reference letters.

Please do not finalize your application until you are completely finished! You can save your application as you go and come back to it, but once you press APPLY on the final page you will not have a chance to make changes. Remember, your application must be submitted by 11:59 pm EST Monday Oct. 7, 2019! (For applicants on the West Coast, that means the deadline is 8:59 p.m. your time.)