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U.S. Fund for Investigative Journalism Grants

Organisation: Fund for Investigative Journalism

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Investigative journalism

Funding Size: Up to $10,000

Deadline: 18/01/2023

  • Eligibility criteria:
    – Freelance journalists, staff reporters and media outlets are eligible for grants and their investigations can be for print, online or broadcast stories, books, documentaries or podcasts.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: United States of America
  • Application language: English

The Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) offers funding and other assistance to journalists to produce impactful high-quality, objective, and nonpartisan investigative reports.

FIJ’s Board of Directors is looking for groundbreaking stories that expose wrongdoing such as corruption, malfeasance, or abuse of power in the public and corporate sectors.

FIJ has four types of grants:

  • Regular grants: FIJ reviews proposals three to four times a year. The next deadline is Monday, January 30, 2023. 
  • Expedited grants: Expedited review for proposals that are extremely urgent.
  • Follow-up grants: Grantees can apply for expedited review for follow-up grants of original investigations that were produced with grants from the FIJ grants.
  • Emergency Grants: These grants are for groundbreaking stories that expose wrongdoing related to U.S. democracy threats.

Foreign-based stories must be submitted by American reporters or have a compelling U.S. angle involving American citizens, government, or business. The Fund encourages proposals written for ethnic media and submitted by journalists of color.

See here to learn more and apply.

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