Applications are open for the Fund for Investigative Journalism Diversity Fellowship 2022.
In its commitment to increasing diversity in the field of investigative journalism, the Fund for Investigative Journalism is offering six-month Diversity Fellowships for three journalists.
The Fund is partnering with three news organizations who will each host a fellow in their newsroom:
- The Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting
- USA TODAY
- Wisconsin Watch
Journalists will submit a proposal for an investigative story they would work on during the six-month fellowship, while embedded in one of these three newsrooms. Proposals for USA TODAY can be on any topic. Proposals for the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting and Wisconsin Watch need to have a state or regional focus. The Fund and host outlets will review and score proposals jointly.
- Journalists will receive $30,000 for the six-month fellowship, and host outlets will receive modest grants to cover other costs of the investigations.
- Fellows will be supervised by key staff at the host outlets, and they will also be able to request free legal help and editorial mentorship from the Fund.
- Open to individual applicants from groups underrepresented in investigative journalism due to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical ability, gender or religion.
To apply, journalists will submit a proposal for an investigative story they would work on during the six-month fellowship, while embedded in one of the three newsrooms.
Applications are due September 27 and decisions will made in November. Journalists who are selected for fellowships will arrange their start date with the host outlet.
For more information, visit FIJ Fellowship.