(Washington) The Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) has awarded $72,350 in reporting grants to 14 reporters or reporting teams working on stories that will expose significant ills in society, government malfeasance and cover-ups, and abuses of people whose voices are rarely heard. The grants cover the expenses of reporting such as travel and public records requests.

The grantees are:

Robin Amer, fellow, Social Justice News Nexus at Northwestern University

Ken Armstrong and T. Christian Miller, co-authors

Steve Burger, WNIN Tri-State Public Media, Evansville Indiana

Elizabeth Douglass, correspondent, InquireFirst

Heath Haussamen, a New Mexico based journalist

Christopher Jensen, reporter, InDepthNH.org

Spike Johnson, an investigative journalist who focuses on humanitarian topics

Jeremy Loudenback, The Chronicle of Social Change

Patrick Madden, WAMU Radio

Jarrett Murphy, City Limits News, a New York City investigative news center

Angie Newsome, Carolina Public Press

Miranda Spivack, an independent journalist working on a series for the Center for Investigative Reporting

Diana Washington Valdez, an El Paso-based journalist

Hella Winston, a New York based investigative reporter

FIJ invites grant proposals to support investigative projects three times a year. The next deadline for applications is Monday February 6, 2017.