(Washington) – The Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) has awarded $60,600 in grants to journalists working on 13 projects in the United States and around the world. Grants from FIJ help freelancers and reporters working for nonprofit news organizations cover expenses such as document retrieval, travel to develop and interview sources, and equipment rental fees.
The grantees are:
Yvette Cabrera, investigative reporter and Voice of OC contributor
Marianna Grigoryan, Yerevan based investigative reporter and editor
Roy Gutman, freelance correspondent covering the Middle East
Oscar Lopez, a Mexican-Australian freelance journalist
Robert McClure, InvestigateWest, a Seattle-based investigative journalism center
Lauren Mills, IowaWatch reporter and assistant editor
Mark Olalde, Johannesburg-based freelance journalist from Chicago
Eilis O’Neill, radio and print reporter
Steve Rabey, veteran religion journalist and author
Aaron Wiener, senior editor, Mother Jones magazine
Kate Willson, a Portland-based freelance journalist
Margaret Wright, freelance journalist based in New Mexico
The next deadline for grant applications is Monday, May 16.