The Fund for Investigative Journalism  (FIJ) encourages applications for stories that break new ground and expose wrongdoing – such as corruption, malfeasance, or misuse of power – in the public and private sectors. The Fund accepts applications for projects on domestic and international issues. Reporting for ethnic media is also strongly encouraged.
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.
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 Spring deadline was May 11, 2015.
The Fall deadline was Sep 21, 2015.
The next deadline, for the Winter application cycle, is Feb 1, 2016, at 5 p.m. ET.