Investigative Reporting Grants Awarded

(Washington) The Fund for Investigative Journalism has awarded $76,000 in grants to support 18 investigative reporting projects in the United States and abroad.

The Fund makes grants three to four times a year, averaging $5,000, to journalists who have ideas and sources, but need financial resources to conduct interviews and gather public records and data.

The next deadline to submit grant proposals is Monday, February 10, at 5pm Eastern time. Check the website,, for application instructions. For more information, call Sandy Bergo, 202-662-7564, or send an email to [email protected].

The Fund for Investigative Journalism’s grant-making program is supported by individual donors, and by the following foundations:  The Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, The Reva and David Logan Foundation, The Park Foundation, The Morton K. and Jane Blaustein Foundation, The Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation, The Gannett Foundation, The Green Park Foundation, The Nara Fund, and The Herb Block Foundation.

Grants for overseas reporting were made possible by support from The Reva and David Logan Foundation and The Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation.

The journalists awarded grants are:

Mudasir Ahmed, Kashmir-based journalist specializing in environmental and wildlife issues

Lisa Desai, journalist specializing in public health and investigative stories

R. G. Dunlop, Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting

Sarah Gross, multi-media journalist with focus on international and investigative stories

Roza Hovhannisyan, Armenia- based investigative journalist

David Krajicek, journalist specializing in crime and justice issues

Rebecca Rosen Lum, San Francisco-based reporter

Francesca Lyman, Seattle-based reporter, editor, and author

Jennifer Margulis, Ashland, Oregon-based investigative journalist and author

Timothy McGirk, Investigative Reporting Program, University of California – Berkeley

Lauren Mills, IowaWatch reporter and data analyst

Kent Paterson, a journalist who covers the U.S.-Mexico borderland and the Southwest

Audrey Quinn, Brooklyn-based multimedia journalist

Yasmeen Qureshi, New York City-based documentary producer

Ana Radelet, Washington correspondent, The Connecticut Mirror

Sidi Sarro, Kenya-based multimedia reporter specializing in health and human rights

Jenka Soderberg, KBOO Community Radio, Portland Oregon

Marcus Stern and Sebastian Jones, investigative reporters

Laurie Udesky, San Francisco-based investigative reporter

Pro bono legal services are provided by Dykema Gossett PLLC, a national commercial law firm with a broad portfolio of community service and pro bono clients.

Pro bono business advisory services are provided by Leigh Riddick, Associate Professor of Finance at The American University’s Kogod School of Business.

The John S. and James L. Knight Chair in Investigative and Enterprise Reporting at the Journalism Department in the College of Media at the University of Illinois has also supported the Fund.