The Fund for Investigative Journalism is offering individual coaching and feedback sessions for reporters developing proposals for Diversity Grants that are due November 20.
The 30-minute sessions are an opportunity for reporters to share their proposals, ask questions and get suggestions on how to frame proposals before submitting applications.
To schedule a session, prospective applicants can email [email protected] with three blocks of time that work for them, and they will receive a response within one business day confirming an appointment with Fund for Investigative Journalism staff.
Applications for Diversity Grants are due November 20 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern. The Fund’s Board of Directors reviews all eligible applications and votes on which to approve, and applicants will receive a decision before the end of December. Following are details about eligibility and scope of the grants:
- Grants are available to freelance journalists from groups that have been under-represented historically in the field of investigative journalism.
- Grants are available for investigative stories on any topic.
- Grants are for expenses related to investigations (such as travel, filing fees, research assistance, and reporters’ time).
- The maximum grant amount is $10,000.
The application form is online here.
Recent investigative stories by reporters who received Diversity Grants from the Fund for Investigative Journalism include:
- A four-part Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald series by Romina Ruiz-Goiriena on how wealthy elites skirt U.S. immigration barriers
- An hour-long Reveal episode with Maria Martin on how the U.S. helped block anti-corruption investigations in Guatemala
- A story in The Guardian and Capital Main by Angelika Albaladejo on the U.S. government’s history of medical neglect when transporting immigration detainees
- An NBC News story by Chandra Whitfield on the high rate of Black women killed by their husbands or boyfriends