(Washington) – The Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) has awarded $60,600 in grants to journalists working on 13 projects in the United States and around the world. Grants from FIJ help freelancers and reporters working for nonprofit news organizations cover expenses such as document retrieval, travel to develop and interview sources, and equipment rental fees.

The grantees are:

Yvette Cabrera, investigative reporter and Voice of OC contributor

Marianna Grigoryan, Yerevan based investigative reporter and editor

Roy Gutman, freelance correspondent covering the Middle East

Oscar Lopez, a Mexican-Australian freelance journalist

Robert McClure, InvestigateWest, a Seattle-based investigative journalism center

Lauren Mills, IowaWatch reporter and assistant editor

Mark Olalde, Johannesburg-based freelance journalist from Chicago

Eilis O’Neill, radio and print reporter

Steve Rabey, veteran religion journalist and author

Aaron Wiener, senior editor, Mother Jones magazine

Kate Willson, a Portland-based freelance journalist

Margaret Wright, freelance journalist based in New Mexico

The next deadline for grant applications is Monday, May 16.