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Fund for Investigative Journalism Grants

Status: Open

  • Grant
  • Investigative journalism

Deadline: Ongoing

Key Information

  • Eligibility: 
    • 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.

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