The Fund for Investigative Journalism

Supporting investigative reporting projects around the world

  • Next Deadline: Sept. 23, 2019

  • FIJ Grants Awarded

    (Washington) – The Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) has awarded $79,000 in grants to journalists working on 19 projects in the United States and around the world. With FIJ grants, journalists investigate abuse of power in the public and private sectors. The financial support helps freelancers and reporters working for nonprofit news organizations cover the necessary costs of document retrieval, travel to develop and interview sources, and rental fees for equipment used for multi-media story-telling. A typical grant is $5,000. FIJ grants may also include small stipends.

    The following reporters and organizations have been awarded grants:

    David Armstrong of Georgia News Lab, a collaborative investigative reporting initiative

    Jeffrey Benzing, criminal justice reporter for PublicSource

    Eliza Griswold, author

    Roza Hovhannisyan, an investigative journalist in Armenia

    Laura Kasinof, a freelance journalist working in East Africa and the Middle East

    Colleen Kimmett, a journalist based in Canada

    Adu Koranteng, a journalist based in Ghana

    David Krajicek, who writes about crime and justice

    Laura Krantz, a journalist based in Colorado

    Christian Locka, an investigative freelance reporter in Cameroon

    David Montero, an author who will examine health care in China

    Madeline Ostrander, Seattle–based environmental journalist

    Roman Romanovskiy, freelance journalist and analyst for Transparency International-Russia

    Joseph Sorrentino, freelance writer and photographer

    Michael Stoll, executive director and editor of the San Francisco Public Press

    Grants are awarded three to four times a year.

    The next deadline to apply for a grant is September 21, 2015.