- 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.
- Funding amount: Between US$ 2,500 and US$ 10,000
- Type of funding: Programmatic
- Target countries: USA. Foreign-based story proposals must come from U.S.-based reporters or have a strong U.S. angle, involving American citizens, government or business. All stories must be published in English and have a media outlet in the United States.
- Application languages: English
The Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) provides grants and other support for reporters to produce high-quality, unbiased, nonpartisan investigative stories that have an impact.
Three types of grants are provided:
- Regular grants: FIJ reviews proposals three to four times a year for grants up to $10,000. The next deadline is May 3, 2021. Applicants will receive a decision in mid-June.
- Expedited grants: In rare cases, FIJ provides expedited review for proposals that are extremely urgent and cannot wait for the regular review cycle. These proposals are reviewed on a rolling basis and applicants receive a decision within about two weeks.
- Follow-up grants: FIJ accepts proposals for timely follow-up coverage to original investigations that were produced with grants from the Fund. Grantees can apply for expedited review for follow-up grants up to $2,500.
All proposals are submitted through the same application form.
Find more information about grants here.
- Investigative journalism