Grants Available for Investigative Journalists

The Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) is seeking grant proposals for independent investigative projects from journalists who need support for travel and other reporting expenses. Applications are now being accepted. The deadline to submit a proposal is 5 p.m. EDT, Monday, June 10, 2013.

FIJ is interested in proposals that break new ground and expose wrongdoing. Projects from ethnic media are strongly encouraged.

Grants average $5,000. The awards support the costs of reporting, such as travel and document production expenses. Small stipends will be considered as part of the overall award.

On FIJ’s home page, click on “Apply for a Grant” for detailed instructions, requirements, and online application form. The FIJ board announces the grant decisions about six weeks after the application deadline. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact executive director Sandy Bergo with questions about the process, 202-662-7564, or [email protected].