White Males Can’t Apply for $10,000 Brandeis Social Justice Journalism Grant


The Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) and the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University is accepting applicants for a new journalism scholarship, BUT ….
A $10,000 journalism grant offered by Brandeis University will not accept white male candidates, according to a report from the Huffington Post. Journalism grants to probe social justice issues offered through Brandeis University are open only to women and journalists of color, according to a news release announcing the opportunity. The Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) and the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University is accepting applicants for a new journalism scholarship, but if you are a white male, you’re out of luck. The grant is only available to female and ethnic minority candidates.

In addition to the $10,000, the recipients of the grants will get access to a lot of the resources of Brandeis, including paid research assistance. They’re funded by the Ford Foundation, a philanthropic organization that advances social justice work throughout the United States. This is the second consecutive year such journalism fellowships have been offered.

“Without greater diversity in journalism, some very important stories are never pitched, some assignments never made, facts never gathered, and serious abuses of power never uncovered,” according to Brandeis University’s 2016 call for applications.

From Breitbart:

The Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) and the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University is accepting applicants for a new journalism scholarship, but if you are a white male, you’re out of luck. The grant is only available to female and ethnic minority candidates.

“The initiative invites applications from two communities: journalists of color and women journalists,” the Huffington Post piece reads. According to the College Fix, students aren’t eligible for the grant, only independent journalists will be considered.

“Pioneered with support from the Ford Foundation, this is the second consecutive year that grants and matching fellowships will be offered to help journalists of diverse backgrounds — widely recognized as underrepresented in the ranks of U.S. independent investigative reporters — to report and write important stories about unreported or underreported social justice issues,” the announcement reads.