Grants up to $15K for Investigative and Enterprise Business Reporting — Apply by June 30

Do you — or a reporter you know — have a great idea for an investigative or enterprise story on an important business or economic topic, but few resources to get it done?

If so, the McGraw Center for Business Journalism would like to hear from you.

Applications are now open for the Summer 2018 McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism, an initiative of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. The Fellowships, awarded twice a year, provide experienced journalists with the funds and editorial support needed to report in-depth stories on critical issues related to U.S. business, finance and the economy.

The upcoming deadline to apply is June 30, 2018

  • Each Fellow receives $5,000 a month for up to three months
  • No residency is required; McGraw Fellows work from their own offices
  • Open to both freelance and staff journalists with at least five years experience
  • Applications in any type of media — print, audio, video, online — will be considered

What kind of stories do we support? Previous McGraw Fellows have explored a wide variety of topics. Here are a few examples:

If you’d like to join them, you’ll find more information and the application at www.mcgrawcenter.org. After reading the FAQ, if you have questions or have a project you’d like to discuss, please contact us at mcgrawcenter@journalism.cuny.edu.

The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center for Business Journalism was established at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism 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.

The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in midtown Manhattan is the only publicly supported graduate journalism school in the Northeast. Led by Dean Sarah Bartlett, the School offers four Master’s degree programs: a 16 month M.A. in Journalism, Spanish Language Journalism or Social Journalism, and a two year M.A. in Entrepreneurial Journalism.

Jane Sasseen
Executive Director
McGraw Center for Business Journalism