Grants for Investigative Journalism Reporters

WASHINGTON — The Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) seeks grant proposals for independent investigative projects from journalists who need support for travel and other reporting expenses.

The deadline for proposals is 5 p.m. EDT, Friday, September 28.

FIJ is interested in proposals that break new ground and expose wrongdoing. Projects relating to government accountability and environmental issues in the United States, local or regional stories with national implications, and applications from ethnic media are strongly encouraged.

This year, the Fund for Investigative Journalism is also putting out a special call for investigative proposals on issues of economic inequities in America. It also invites investigations of climate change issues.

FIJ’s grants are made possible through generous funding from the Morton K. and Jane Blaustein Foundation, the Park Foundation, the Green Park Foundation, the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, the Gannett Foundation, The Nara Fund, private family foundations, and the public.

Pro bono legal services are provided by Dykema. FIJ is also supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Chair in Investigative and Enterprise Reporting at the Journalism Department in the College of Media at the University of Illinois.

For more than forty years, the Fund for Investigative Journalism has supported work by independent and freelance reporters who do not have the resources to do their investigations. 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.

If the proposed project addresses an issue that has already been in the news, the applicant must acknowledge the work previously done, and explain how the project would break new ground.

FIJ accepts applications through its website Click on “Apply for a Grant” for instructions. Applicants are encouraged to contact executive director Sandy Bergo with questions about the process.

In partnership with Investigative Reporters and Editors, FIJ also matches grant recipients with veteran journalists who serve as mentors, at the recipient’s request. Interested grantees are also considered for fellowships with the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University.

For further information contact: Sandy Bergo  202-662-7564 [email protected]http://[email protected] 

Granturi pentru fotojurnalisti

Photojournalists worldwide can participate in this contest.

The Carmignac Gestion Foundation is accepting applications for the fourth annual Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award. The foundation awards those who wish to go where others will not, visiting zones that are largely ignored by the mainstream media. The topic of this year's competition is Chechnya.

Every year, a EUR€50,000 (about US$40,350) grant is awarded to fund a photo series completed over a period of several months on a specific, topical subject. The foundation promotes the award via an exhibition and the publication of a monograph. It also purchases four of the photographs included in the report.

Applicants must submit a full project presentation text; between 10 and 20 photographs with captions, drawn from a single series or from one topic that may or may not relate to the territory in question; and a detailed resume.

The application deadline is September 30.

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