The board of directors of the Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) has awarded $79,000 in grants to nine investigative journalists in its most recent round of funding.

The grants will help cover the costs of reporting, such as travel, document fees, and other expenses. The grant recipients are:

Tristan Ahtone, a member of the Kiowa Tribe and associate editor of the High Country News tribal affairs desk;

Karen Foshay, executive producer, and Tori Edgar, multimedia producer, of SoCal Connected, KCET’s weekly award-winning news documentary series;

Alex Cuadros, a freelance journalist who is the author of “Brazillionaires”;

Shirley Smith, a reporter with the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting;

Katherine Lewis, a Maryland-based independent journalist;

William Martin III, a New York-based freelance video journalist;

Chris Walker, a Denver-based freelance magazine writer;

Loretta Williams, an independent public media journalist;

Jonquilyn Hill, a radio producer at WAMU, in Washington, D.C.