The George Polk Program at Long Island University wants to help experienced journalists finish — or get started on — that investigative project that is crying out to be done. Grants are expected to range from $2,500 to $10,000. They will offer up an editor and help placing the story — on the Web, in print or on the air.
This program is aimed at reporters with a proven track record of investigative work, especially those who have been laid off, furloughed or taken retirement. We are looking for applicants who have long dreamt of following up a specific story and need a little assistance to run it down.
A major purpose of the program is to stimulate more investigative work on the Web.
We require a specific proposal, along with two recommendations and a resume. An interview may be necessary. Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis, so there is no absolute deadline. Since the funding for this program is not unlimited, earlier applicants may have an advantage.
This is from the same institution that annually bestows the George Polk Awards, a favorite prize among investigative reporters. More information on the Polk website.