(Washington DC) The Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) is seeking grant proposals for independent investigative projects from journalists who need support for travel and other reporting expenses. Applications are now being accepted. The deadline to submit a proposal is 5 p.m. EDT, Monday, June 10, 2013.
FIJ is interested in proposals that break new ground and expose wrongdoing. Projects from ethnic media are strongly encouraged.
Grants average $5,000. The awards support the costs of reporting, such as travel and document production expenses. Small stipends will be considered as part of the overall award.
On FIJ’s home page, click on “Apply for a Grant” for detailed instructions, requirements, and online application form. The FIJ board announces the grant decisions about six weeks after the application deadline. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact executive director Sandy Bergo with questions about the process, 202-662-7564, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In partnership with Investigative Reporters and Editors and the Society of Environmental Journalists, the FIJ also matches grant recipients with veteran journalists who serve as mentors, at the recipient's request.
FIJs grants are made possible through generous funding from the Park Foundation, the Green Park Foundation, the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, the Gannett Foundation, The Herb Block Foundation, The Morton K. and Jane Blaustein Foundation, The Nara Fund, the Otto-Whalley Family Foundation, private family foundations, and individuals. Donations can be made online or by mail to The Fund for Investigative Journalism, 529 14th Street NW 13th floor, Washington DC 20045.