Grants available at Fund for Investigative Journalism

Reporters who want to produce high-quality, unbiased, nonpartisan and impactful investigative stories can apply for grants at the Fund for Investigative Journalism.

Freelance journalists, staff reporters and media outlets can apply for these grants for their investigations, which can be for print, online or broadcast stories, books, documentaries or podcasts.

The Fund for Investigative Journalism provides different types of grants, including regular, seed funding, expedited, follow-up and emergency grants.

Regular grants are up to $10,000 while seed funding is up to $2,500. Follow-up grants may be up to $2,500. Emergency grants are for stories that expose wrongdoing related to threats to democracy in the U.S. and reporters may get up to $10,000. Expedited grants are reviewed on a rolling basis.

The next deadline for regular grants is September 9, 2024, while that for seed funding is September 20, 2024.



Howard G. Buffett Fund for female journalists

DEADLINE: ROLLING — Female journalists around the world can apply for the Howard G. Buffett Fund offered through the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF). APPLY HERE

O’Shaughnessy Fellowships offer innovative creators up to $100,000

DEADLINE: ROLLING — The O’Shaughnessy Fellowship is a one-year programme open to innovative creators around the world. APPLY HERE

Pulitzer Centre will fund investigative stories on science misinformation

DEADLINE: ROLLING — The Pulitzer Centre is offering grants for in-depth and investigative stories related to science misinformation, science denial, and the spread of pseudoscience. APPLY HERE

Grants for underreported stories in Sub-Saharan Africa

DEADLINE: ROLLING — The Pulitzer Center is offering grants for underreported stories in Sub-Saharan Africa. Proposals should focus on issues such as water and sanitation, land degradation and coastal erosion, education, maternal health, and climate resilience. APPLY HERE

Pulitzer Center is offering global reporting grants

DEADLINE: ROLLING —The Pulitzer Center’s global reporting grants support in-depth, high-impact reporting on critical issues that are often overlooked in the media, from global health to climate change. APPLY HERE 

Call for applications: RCDIJ Africa Fund

DEADLINE: ROLLING —The RCDIJ Africa Fund is currently open for applications from journalists across Africa. APPLY HERE

Mongabay seeks pitches from journalists

DEADLINE: ROLLING — Mongabay seeks story pitches from journalists interested in writing about carbon credits, offsets or markets. APPLY HERE

Unbias the News seeks pitches on underreported stories

DEADLINE: ROLLING — Unbias the News is accepting pitches on underreported stories with global relevance. APPLY HERE

Merck Foundation’s Africa Media Recognition Awards seek entries

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 30, 2024 — Journalists can submit applications to Merck Foundation’s Africa Media Recognition Awards “More Than a Mother”. APPLY HERE