EWA Invites Applications for Next Round of Reporting Fellowships
Awards of up to $8,000 will support enterprising news coverage

The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce a call for proposals for its next class of EWA Reporting Fellows. The fellowships provide financial awards to journalists to undertake ambitious reporting and writing projects. This will be the fourth class of EWA Reporting Fellows.

“We have been so impressed by the powerful and important journalism our fellowship program has helped to fuel, and look forward to our next class,” said EWA executive director Caroline Hendrie. “In this round, we are asking Fellows to bring forward their best ideas to explore innovations at the K-12 and postsecondary levels.”

EWA expects to select approximately six reporting fellows through a competitive application process. Each fellow will receive up to $8,000 to use toward a reporting project, as well as other assistance. Recipients will have significant flexibility in how to use the funds, including travel for reporting, relief from regular newsroom duties, and attending workshops.

EWA is inviting proposals for coverage of two related themes:

  • Innovative models of public education at the K-12 level that improve student outcomes, especially for low-income students and students of color.
  • Improving postsecondary access and success, with a focus on equity gaps and obstacles to social and economic mobility.

For more details on EWA’s non-residential fellowship program, see our FAQ page.

The application deadline is Sunday, December 31, 2017. Fellowship recipients will be notified of their status in January, and will have approximately eight months to complete their projects.

To receive the application, please complete this short form.