The Fund is now accepting proposals from universities or nonprofit organizations to create a program to teach college students open-source investigative journalism, a way to use publicly available information to investigate. The Request for Proposals can be found here.
The winning proposal will receive a four-year grant for up to $300,000 to help launch the program no later than the 2024-25 academic school year.
The grant will be structured as follows:
- Year 1: $100,000
- Year 2: $100,000
- Year 3: $75,000 grant if the organization raises $25,000 for the program.
- Year 4: $25,000 matching grant if the organization can raise $75,000 for the program.