In order to determine whether a proposed project or program fits within NII priorities, organizations must first complete a brief online inquiry, which will be reviewed by NII staff. Upon review, NII will inform applicants whether or not they will be invited to submit a full proposal.
Applying for funding is a highly competitive process, and funding priority will be given to applicants who meet multiple criteria. We endeavor to respond to applicants in a timely manner and to treat all inquiries with respect and careful attention.
Please note, NII does not fund:
- Direct grants to individuals
- Capital projects, equipment purchases or endowment funds
- Political activities or activities to influence specific legislation
Additionally, applicants must be a non-profit or public institution to receive funding. NII does reserve the right to make exceptions for special projects that are aligned with the charitable mission of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Foundation.
(November 1, 2017) The News Integrity Initiative is temporarily closing its application process through the remainder of 2017 as we work to get caught up on submissions. Please check back for updates at the beginning of 2018. Thank you for your patience.
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org