The Center for Investigative Reporting is honored to participate in a new fellowship created and funded by CatchLight, an organization dedicated to supporting photography and visual storytelling to drive social change.

The CatchLight Fellowship will be awarded annually to three “leaders in the field of visual storytelling, who have demonstrated excellence in the novel use of photography to depict and bring awareness to challenging social issues,” the organization said in a statement. The yearlong fellowship comes with a grant of $30,000.

The fellows will be affiliated with nonprofit news organizations: CIR, The Marshall Project and the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting. Each organization will offer its expertise to the fellows and support distribution of their work.

Application for the fellowship opens Jan. 1 and ends Jan. 31. Fellows will be announced in April.