The Board of Directors of the Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) has awarded $67,810 for eight grants to nine investigative journalists in its most recent round of funding.
The grants will help investigative reporters cover the costs of reporting work, such as travel, document fees, and other out-of-pocket expenses.
The grant recipients are:
Sylvia Varnham O’Regan & Maddy Crowell, New York-based journalists
Naveena Sadasivam, a journalist based in Austin, Texas
David Armstrong, of the Georgia News Lab in Kennesaw, Georgia
Burt Glass, a journalist from Boston
Kira Zalan, a freelance reporter from Washington, D.C.
Marc Perrusquia, a journalist based in Bartlett, Tennessee
Victoria Mckenzie, an investigative journalist based in New York City
Suman Naishadham, an independent journalist currently studying at the Missouri School of Journalism
The deadline to apply for the next round of grants is February 4, 2019.
The Fund for Investigative Journalism is an independent, non-profit organization that has supported public service reporting projects since 1969, when it provided funding for Seymour Hersh to investigate the massacre of civilians in My Lai during the Vietnam War. Since then, FIJ has supported the work of hundreds of reporters who have uncovered and published important investigative stories from across the United States and around the world.