The Fund for Investigative Journalism  (FIJ) encourages applications for projects relating to government accountability, local or regional investigations. Reporting for ethnic media is also strongly encouraged. FIJ also invites investigations of climate change issues in the US and around the world.
All entries must be written in English. The average grant is $5,000. The Fund will pay for out-of-pocket expenses such as travel costs or public records document fees. The Fund grants will not cover grantees’ writing fees or salaries, the costs of purchasing equipment, or other capital expenses.
Special funding is available for investigations of poverty issues and economic inequities in the US.
FIJ awards grants averaging $5,000 three or four times each year for proposals that break new ground and expose wrongdoing. Grants support journalists' travel, document collection and other reporting expenses. Small stipends may also be available.
The next deadline is Feb 15, 2015 at 5 p.m. ET.