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Call for applications: Grants for investigative journalism

Investigative journalists are invited to apply for reporting grants sponsored by the Fund for Investigative Journalism. The grants are intended to support investigative projects around the world.

Recent grants include investigations into widespread fraud in the Nigerian federal government program intended to fight poverty and meet the Millennium Development Goals; the conflict between preserving nature and economic growth in an environmentally risky gold mining operation in Sierra Leone; and the plight of young children forced to work in Malawi’s tobacco harvest.

The average award is $5,000 US, which should cover out-of-pocket expenses such as travel costs. The Fund does not cover salaries or equipment. The first half of the grant will be given once an application is approved and the second half on completion of the project.

All proposals must be submitted in English and include a detailed budget.

The deadline to apply is September 8, 2014.

For more information and a grant application form, go to: http://fij.org/grant-application/

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