Grants from the Fund for Investigative Journalism 2023 ($10,000 maximum)

The Fund for Investigative Journalism Grants 2023 are now accepting applications. The Fund for Investigative Journalism offers grants and other forms of assistance to independent journalists and news organizations in order to help them create impactful, high-quality, impartial, nonpartisan investigative stories.

Deadline for Fund for Investigative Journalism Grants 2023: the 30th of January 2023 

For news stories, books, videos, and podcasts that expose wrongdoing by influential persons or institutions, they directly assist investigative journalists.

The late Philip M. Stern, a public-spirited philanthropist who dedicated his life “to leveling the scales of justice,” launched the Fund for Investigative Journalism in 1969. Stern was confident that tiny sums of money used to support the efforts of committed journalists would have a significant impact on the struggle against corporate greed, racism, and other social ills.


They offer four different kinds of grants:

·      Regular awards: Three to four times a year, they examine applications for grants of up to $10,000. The following deadline is on January 30, 2023, on Monday.

·      Expedited grants: In exceptional instances, they offer requests that are so urgent that they cannot wait for the ordinary review cycle an expedited evaluation. Applicants get back from the reviewers of these submissions on a rolling basis in around two weeks.

·      Grant requests for timely follow-up coverage of initial studies that were made possible by funding from the Fund are accepted. Grantees can apply for follow-up grants up to $2,500 with expedited evaluation.

·      Threats to Democracy in the U.S. Emergency Grants: Up to $10,000 is available for stories that break new ground and reveal wrongdoing in connection with threats to democracy in the U.S. They will continuously evaluate submissions. Within 2-4 weeks after the application has been submitted, grant decisions might be anticipated.

·      Diversity Fellowship: The Fund for Investigative Journalism is awarding three, six-month Diversity Fellowships as part of our commitment to boosting diversity in the investigative journalism sector. Individual candidates from groups underrepresented in investigative journalism. Due to color, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical ability, gender, or religion are eligible for the fellowships. The Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting, USA TODAY, and Wisconsin Watch. Are three news organizations that are collaborating with the Fund and will each host a fellow in their newsroom.


·      The top grant amount is $10,000. Grants support direct costs including travel, document gathering, and equipment rental. Small stipend requests are also taken into account by the Fund when creating its budget.

·      Reporters can apply for up to $2,500 for timely follow-up coverage of an investigation they already published with a grant from the Fund.


·      Every journalist is qualified. The majority of grants are given to independent journalists. Grants are also given to some journalists working for traditional and nonprofit media organizations.

·      Investigations may be conducted for books, films, podcasts, or print, web, or broadcast articles.


All proposals, including expedited and follow-up ones, must be filed using the same application. Emergency Grant applications must be submitted using their specific form. The Diversity Fellowship has its own application form, which must be used to apply.

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