Career Development: Fellowships, Internships, Training & Grants
McGraw Fellowships: Enterprise Reporting Grants to $15K
Grants up to $15K for High-Impact Health Stories that “Follow the Money”
Do you – or a reporter you know – have a great idea for a high-impact health care story that “Follows the Money,” but few resources to get it done? If so, check out the McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism, an initiative of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.
Applications are open for the Fall 2023 McGraw Fellowships. The Fellowships, awarded twice a year, provide experienced journalists with a grant of up to $15K and the editorial support needed to produce deeply-reported investigative or enterprise stories on critical economic, financial or business issues. Both freelance and staff journalists in all forms of media with at least five years’ professional experience are eligible. Journalists from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Fall 2023 applications are due October 6, 2023; Spring 2024 applications will be due March 31, 2024.
Previous McGraw Fellows have explored a wide array of topics – and you don’t need to be a business reporter to apply. Many McGraw Fellows have been generalists, or follow health care, the environment, or other beats. Others focus on economic justice or corporate accountability. Here are a few examples:
- Should hotel chains be held liable for human trafficking? NewYorker.com
- Private equity sold them a dream of home ownership. They got evicted instead. Insider.com
- Plant burgers are way better for the planet than beef. Are they sustainable? Vox.com
- Human Trafficking or a guest worker program? H-2A’s systemic issues result in catastrophic violations Prism
- How Long Until Alaska’s Next Oil Disaster? TheAtlantic.com
- Who Killed Overtime Pay? Capital & Main
- The Promise and Perils of the New Fertility Entrepreneurs NewYorker.com
- Promised Debt Relief, Some Black Farmers Get Collection Notices Center for Public Integrity
- Is Getting Pregnant “Medically Necessary” Right Now? MIT Technology Review
- Can drones save cardiac arrest victims? Tarbell
- Noxious Neighbor: Chemical barrel recycling factory spews foul odors and may be making people ill Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
- When baby is due, genetic counselors seen downplaying false alarms Boston Globe and The New England Center for Investigative Reporting
If you'd like to join them, you'll find more information, an FAQ and the application at bit.ly/McGrawFellows. If you have questions or a project you’d like to discuss, please contact us at email@example.com.
The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center for Business Journalism was established at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY in January 2014 with the goal of enhancing the quality and depth of business and economic news coverage. In addition to providing funding and editorial support for veteran journalists, the Center offers training and scholarships for young reporters entering the field.
McGraw Center for Business Journalism