FIJ's Coronavirus Rolling Grant

We have unveiled a new effort to provide immediate emergency grants to U.S.-based freelance investigative journalists working on stories on the coronavirus that break new ground and expose wrongdoing in the public or private sector.

FIJ Reporting Grants to Support Investigative Journalists

Next deadline: Monday September 14, 2020 at 11:59pm Eastern time


The Fund for Investigative Journalism

News & Stories from FIJ Grantees and Fellows 

How a Georgia Jail Doctor Made a Fortune on Prisoners

For local law enforcement, health care for inmates can be a burden. For one doctor, it has been the opportunity of a lifetime. FIJ grantee Max Blau spent a year investigating how Dr. Carlo Musso, Georgia's former deathrow doctor, built a medical empire in Southern...

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A Murder in New Orleans and a Wrong Conviction

In 1988, Erin Hunter was convicted of a murder in New Orleans he claimed to know nothing about after a trial that took place in a single morning. Years later, the detective who investigated the case went to federal prison for extortion, the prosecutor remembered the...

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Danger in the Ground: Lead Contaminates Neighborhood

Despite alarmingly high levels of lead in the soil of a mostly poor, largely African American community in Atlanta that is now an EPA Superfund “removal action” site, there has been no effort by state or local officials to test children for contamination.  An...

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FIJ Awards Grants to Nine Investigative Journalists

The board of directors of the Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) has awarded $79,000 in grants to nine investigative journalists in its most recent round of funding. The grants will help cover the costs of reporting, such as travel, document fees, and other...

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Suicide Hidden in Colleges in Massachusetts

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students across the United States. And numbers are on the rise. But you won’t hear details about these tragic deaths from Massachusetts colleges and universities. Most of them don’t release information if they...

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Half the Judges in Venezuela are Linked to the Ruling Party

FIJ grantee Joseph Poliszuk of, an online publication in Venezuela, finished a three-year investigation on the independence of judges in Venezuela. He and his partners at created a website that tracks 6,000 judges throughout the country,...

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New Funding Grants for 2020

Two funding grants came in at the end of October:  The Nara Fund, a long-standing supporter of FIJ, gave $25,000, acknowledging the “central role investigative journalism plays in preserving our democracy.”   The Morton K. and Jane Blaustein Foundation, another...

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