upcoming grants from the Fund for Investigative Journalism, next deadline Sept 21

Upcoming deadlines for the Fund for Investigative Journalism. Next one, Sept 21. Go for it!! -Mia
The Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) awards reporting grants three to four times each year for investigative stories and books, and is currently accepting applications for its upcoming deadline, Monday September 21, 2015 (5pm EDT).

FIJ’s Board of Directors seeks proposals for stories that break new ground and expose wrongdoing – such as corruption, malfeasance, or misuse of power in the United States and overseas. FIJ encourages proposals written for ethnic media in the United States.

The typical grant is $5,000 and covers out-of-pocket expenses such as travel, document collection, and equipment rental. Requests for small stipends are also considered as a part of the overall budget.

For more than 40 years, FIJ has been a resource for independent journalists working as freelancers or for nonprofit media outlets.

Mentoring: In partnership with Investigative Reporters and Editors and the Society of Environmental Journalists, mentors are recruited for successful grantees upon request. Mentors act as sounding boards, working with grantees over the course of their projects.

For detailed application requirements, visit the website: http://fij.org/grant-application/. If you have further questions, contact executive director Sandy Bergo at fundfij@gmail.com or call 202-662-7564.

Following the September 21, 2015 deadline, applications will be accepted for the next deadline, which is February 1, 2016 at 5pm Eastern Time.


Sandy Bergo
Executive Director
Fund for Investigative Journalism
529 14th Street NW – 13th floor
Washington DC 20045
Selected for the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington


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