(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.