Foundation / Corporation
Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ)
02/03/20 U.S. Eastern Time, or 8:59 PM on the U.S. West Coast
Grants of up to $10,000 to USA journalists to cover costs incurred while researching and writing groundbreaking stories. Funding is intended for expenses including equipment rental, document collection, and travel. Requests for small stipends will also be considered. Proposals written for ethnic media as well as those submitted by journalists of color are encouraged.
The FIJ Board of Directors looks for stories that break new ground and expose wrongdoing, such as corruption, malfeasance, or misuse of power in the public and private sectors.
FIJ now offers a competitive opportunity to be matched with a mentor. FIJ operates this program in partnership with Investigative Reporters and Editors and the Society of Environmental Journalists, with seed funding from the Scripps Howard Foundation.
GrantWatch ID#: 178022
Grants average $5,000, but can be as high as $10,000.
The project deadline is one year from grant notification.
It is Fund policy to pay the first half of approved grants to successful applicants, with the second half of the grant paid on evidence of publication of a finished project in accordance with the original proposal. Second half grants are not guaranteed if projects are not completed in a timely fashion.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online application portal:
Direct questions to:
The Fund for Investigative Journalism
529 14th Street NW
13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045
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