The Fund for Investigative Journalism has awarded $69,000 in grants to support journalists working on 17 projects in the United States and around the world. The journalists are investigating abuse of power by public officials and powerful private institutions. Since 1969, FIJ has supported independent investigative reporters with grants that cover the cost of reporting, such as travel, document fees, and equipment rental. Recently FIJ has begun to award small stipends as part of the overall grant. A typical grant is $5,000.

The following reporters received FIJ awards:

Badruddoza Babu, Bangladesh based broadcast reporter

Jeanne Baron, New York City based human rights reporter

Tony Bartelme, book author

Sandra Bartlett, Toronto-based investigative reporter.

Marianna Grigoryan, Yerevan based investigative reporter and editor

Stephanie Guyer-Stevens, California based reporter

Adu Koranteng, Ghana-based investigative reporter

Margaret Lucas, associate publisher, Oakland Local

Carlos Mendoza, economic specializing in violence analysis

Annie Murphy, journalist and radio producer currently based in Maine

Francisco Rodriguez, political scientist and journalist at elPeriodico, Guatemala

Elizabeth Shogren, independent reporter based in Washington DC area

Dylan Smith, TucsonSentinel.com

Santiago Villa, Beijing-based multi-media investigative journalist

Zvezdana Vukojevic, investigative reporter

Adam Wisnieski, Bronx-based investigative reporter

Stephanie Woodard, for Indian Country Today Media Network