Our grants are based on an approved budget that justifies the costs associated with the project. Our long-form sponsored pieces generally take from three-to-four months to complete – but proposals for books, e-books or documentaries, for example, are also welcome. The grants are expected to cover all expenses, including travel. We are interested in hearing from freelancers as well as journalists with full-time commitments. Ideally, we would like applicants to have received interest from a specific publisher before contacting us. We will work on marketing plans for projects and help execute them.