Looking for ways to fund your next big reporting project? Check out this list of grant and fellowship opportunities.
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McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism
Deadline to apply: September 30, 2022
The McGraw Fellowship provides up to $15,000 and editorial support for experienced journalists to produce deeply-reported investigative or enterprise stories on critical economic, financial and business topics. Previous McGraw Fellows have explored a wide variety of topics — and you don’t need to be a business reporter to apply. Many have been generalists, or cover areas such as health care, inequality or the environment. Journalists of color and journalists from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. The Fellowship is open to both freelance and staff journalists in all forms of media with at least five years’ professional experience. The deadline for Fall 2022 Fellowship applications is September 30, 2022; Spring 2023 applications will be due March 31, 2023. For further information and examples of previous Fellows’ work, go to www.mcgrawcenter.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Investigative Journalism Grant
The Fund for Investigative Journalism
Deadline to apply: September 27, 2022
The Fund for Investigative Journalism provides grants and other support for reporters to produce high-quality, unbiased, nonpartisan investigative stories that have an impact.
Freelance journalists, staff reporters and media outlets are eligible for grants, and their investigations can be for print, online or broadcast stories, books, documentaries or podcasts.
The Fund for Investigative Journalism is accepting proposals for grants to cover the expenses of investigative stories that break new ground and uncover wrongdoing in the public or private sectors. Grants are for up to $10,000 for stories on any topic.
Journalists whose proposals are accepted will be notified (and receive first payment) in March.
The grant application includes the following components:
- Brief summary (100 words or less)
- Full proposal (1,000 words or less) that explains what makes this an investigative journalism project, what the applicant’s investigative plan is, what the story will uncover that’s new, and why the applicant is uniquely suited to do the story
- Budget for the project
- Resume and references
- Letter of commitment from a media outlet to publish the story
Alicia Patterson Fellowship
The Alicia Patterson Foundation
Deadline to apply: October 1, 2022
Print journalists (freelance or staff writers, photographers, editors) are eligible for a year-long grant ($40,000) or six-month grant ($20,000) to research and complete articles/photo essays on a project of your own choosing. Fellows complete four articles (year-long) or two articles (six-month) for the foundation’s website and are picked up by other media partners. Fellows work independently and use the grants for travel and research. The easy online application asks for a story proposal, budget and two letters of reference. Proposals range from local, national and international topics. One of the approximately 8 fellowships each year is reserved for an environmental/science-oriented proposal. More info at www.aliciapatterson.org
Questions can be sent to Executive Director of The Alicia Patterson Foundation Peggy Engel at email@example.com
Bringing Stories Home: Local Reporting Grants
Deadline to apply: Rolling
News outlets eligible for participation in Bringing Stories Home include all those serving local U.S. communities. The Pulitzer Center is already actively working with partner outlets in many cities, from Milwaukee to Louisville to Tucson to St. Louis. Bringing Stories Home represents a major investment in local news, providing resources to cover stories that might not otherwise get told.
Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists
International Women’s Media Foundation
Deadline to apply: Rolling
Promoting the work and advancing the role of women in the news media across the globe is critical to transparency and a diversity of voices. The Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists, the first funding initiative of its kind, enables the IWMF to dramatically expand its support of women journalists. Established with a $4 million gift from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, the Fund will support projects including educational opportunities, investigative reporting and media development initiatives. Woman-identifying journalists from anywhere in the world are eligible to apply.