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Grants for Investigative Journalism

Organisation: Fund for Investigative Journalism

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Investigative journalism

Funding Size: $2,500 - $10,000

Deadline: 10/05/2024

  • Eligibility Criteria
    – Freelance journalists, staff reporters and media outlets are eligible;
    – Investigations can be for print, online or broadcast stories, books, documentaries or podcasts;
    – Foreign-based story proposals must come from U.S.-based reporters or have a strong U.S. angle;
    –  All stories must be published in English and have a media outlet in the United States;
  • Type of Funding: Programmatic
  • Target Region: Global
  • Application Language: English

The Fund for Investigative Journalism provides grants and other support for reporters to produce high-quality, unbiased, nonpartisan investigative stories that have an impact.

The grants for investigative journalism are intended to support investigative projects that break new ground and expose wrongdoing – such as corruption, malfeasance or misuse of power – in the public and private sectors.

They offer different kings of grants for investigative journalism including expedited grants for urgent stories, follow-up grants for timely stories after initial investigations and seed funding for preliminary reporting that can lead to full investigations.

Funding Information

The maximum award is $10,000, which should cover out-of-pocket expenses such as travel costs, document collection and equipment rental. The first half of the grant is given once an application is approved and the second half is paid when the project is complete.

The next deadline to apply is April 29. The deadline for seed funding is May 10.

See here to learn more and apply.

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