One-on-One Sessions Available to Workshop Diversity Grant Proposals Ahead of Nov. 20 Deadline

The Fund for Investigative Journalism is offering individual coaching and feedback sessions for reporters developing proposals for Diversity Grants that are due November 20. 
 
The 30-minute sessions are an opportunity for reporters to share their proposals, ask questions and get suggestions on how to frame proposals before submitting applications. 
 
To schedule a session, prospective applicants can email grants@fij.org with three blocks of time that work for them, and they will receive a response within one business day confirming an appointment with Fund for Investigative Journalism staff. 
 
Applications for Diversity Grants are due November 20 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern. The Fund’s Board of Directors reviews all eligible applications and votes on which to approve, and applicants will receive a decision before the end of December. Following are details about eligibility and scope of the grants:
 
  • Grants are available to freelance journalists from groups that have been under-represented historically in the field of investigative journalism.
  • Grants are available for investigative stories on any topic.
  • Grants are for expenses related to investigations (such as travel, filing fees, research assistance, and reporters’ time).
  • The maximum grant amount is $10,000.
 
The application form is online here
 
Recent investigative stories by reporters who received Diversity Grants from the Fund for Investigative Journalism include:
 
  • A four-part Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald series by Romina Ruiz-Goiriena on how wealthy elites skirt U.S. immigration barriers
  • An hour-long Reveal episode with Maria Martin on how the U.S. helped block anti-corruption investigations in Guatemala 
  • A story in The Guardian and Capital Main by Angelika Albaladejo on the U.S. government’s history of medical neglect when transporting immigration detainees
  • An NBC News story by Chandra Whitfield on the high rate of Black women killed by their husbands or boyfriends