Washington – The Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) has awarded $58,500 to cover the costs of eleven new investigations being undertaken by independent reporters in the US and around the world. The grants help freelance journalists and nonprofit news centers with reporting expenses such as travel and document fees.

The journalists receiving grants include:

Daffodil Altan, Investigative Reporting Program, University of California – Berkeley

Robert Gutsche, Jr., professor, Florida International University – Miami

Myron Levin, FairWarning

Kari Lydersen, Chicago journalist and Northwestern University professor

Brendan McCarthy, Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting

Robert McClure, InvestigateWest

Tom Stevenson, investigative journalist based in Istanbul

Silvia Vinas, Radio Ambulante

Ali Winston, reporting fellow, Investigative Fund

The names of some grantees are being withheld at their request.

Applications are currently being taken at investigate.submittable.com. The Fund for Investigative Journalism has raised the maximum award to $10,000. Requests for mentors are also being accepted as part of the application process. The next deadline is September 25.

Applications are also being taken for a grant/fellowship program conducted with FIJ’s partner, the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University. That program will award four grants, up to $10,000, along with fellowships at the Schuster Institute, to support reporting by diverse journalists with an emphasis on women and people of color.  The deadline to apply is November 1.