– All journalists are eligible. Most grants are awarded to freelance journalists. Some journalists on staff at nonprofit and traditional media outlets also receive grants and their investigations can be for print, online or broadcast stories, books, documentaries, or podcasts.
– International 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 in a media outlet in the United States.
– Grants cannot be used to rent office space, purchase office supplies or buy equipment. However, grants can be used to cover the cost of equipment rental in some cases.
- Type of funding: Programmatic
- Target countries: United States
- Application language: English
The Fund for Investigative Journalism is providing Regular Grants and other support for reporters to produce high-quality, unbiased, nonpartisan investigative stories that have an impact.
- The maximum grant is $10,000. Grants cover out-of-pocket expenses such as travel, document collection, and equipment rental. The Fund also considers requests for small stipends, as part of the budget.
- Reporters who have already published an investigation with a grant from the Fund can request up to $2,500 for timely follow-up coverage of the original story.
- Reporters who do not yet have a full investigative proposal, but need support to do initial reporting to develop a story, and apply for seed funding to help cover the expenses of preliminary reporting. These grants range from $1,000 to $2,500.
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.
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