Applications call for the McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism
The aim of the McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism is to support high-impact, ambitious coverage of critical issues related to the global economy, finance, and business. In an age when many news organizations no longer have the resources to tackle complex, time-consuming stories, the Fellowships enable experienced journalists to do the deep reporting needed to produce a serious piece of investigative or enterprise journalism.
The McGraw Fellowship provides editorial and financial support to journalists who need the time and resources to produce a significant investigative or enterprise story that provides fresh insight into an important business, financial or economic topic. This is not a residency Fellowship, however as all Fellows work from their own offices.
The Fellowship provides a grant of up to $15,000 for each project. The exact amount will depend on the time it takes to complete the project and the expenses needed; freelance journalists may also use some of the funding as a stipend for living expenses during the Fellowship. The McGraw Center is particularly looking for applicants with a proven ability to report and execute a complex project in their proposed medium; ideally, candidates will also have a strong background or reporting expertise on the subject of their piece.
The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism is open to anyone with at least five years of professional experience in journalism. Freelance journalists, as well as reporters and editors currently working at a news organization or a journalism non-profit, may apply. Moreover, the McGraw Center accepts applications for in-depth text, video or audio pieces, and encourages proposals that take advantage of more than one storytelling form to create a multimedia package.
In order to apply, applicants should submit a well-focused story proposal of no more than three pages through the accompanying online form.
The fellowship application opens twice a year. The upcoming deadline for Winter 2020 Fellowships is January 31, 2020. Applications for the Summer 2020 Fellowships will be due July 10, 2020. However, the fellowship program will consider time-sensitive projects on a case-by-case basis outside of the deadline periods. If you have a project that might qualify, please contact at [email protected]