(Washington) – The Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) has awarded $67,750 in grants to journalists working on 17 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.

The grantees include:

R.G. Dunlop of the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting

Miriam Forero, Colombia-based investigative and data journalist

Andrew Green, based in East Africa

Meribah Knight and Maya Dukmasova of the Social Justice News Nexus based at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism

Dana Liebelson, Huffington Post

Patrick Michels, Texas Observer

Jarrett Murphy, City Limits

Liz Navratil, O’Brien Fellow at Marquette University

Jason Paladino, an investigative reporter focusing on the military, with Mike Hixenbaugh of The Virginian-Pilot

Joseph Poliszuk of Venezuela, founder of Armando.info

Reporters for Rutas del Conflicto, based in Colombia

Juliana Schatz, a radio and video journalist based in Brooklyn

Tiffany Stanley, Washington DC – based journalist

Zoe Sullivan, Wisconsin-based investigative reporter

Tay Wiles, reporter and editor, High Country News

The next deadline for grant applications is Monday February 1, 2016 at 5pm Eastern time.