EWA Invites Journalists to Apply for Fellowships on K-12, Higher Ed Topics
Awards of up to $8,000 will support ambitious reporting and writing

*The deadline for this round of the EWA Reporting Fellowship was Aug. 31, 2018. The application cycle is now closed. 

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 sixth class of EWA Reporting Fellows.

For this round, we are inviting applications focused on several topical areas at the K-12 and higher education levels, including adult learners, quality teaching, educating for character and citizenship, and enhancing students’ economic mobility.

“We know that many EWA journalist members have terrific ideas for enterprising news projects, but could use some support to bring them to fruition,” said EWA Executive Director Caroline Hendrie. “EWA is pleased to once again lend a hand through our fellowship program.”

EWA selects reporting fellows through a competitive application process. Each fellowship comes with 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.

In this round, EWA is inviting proposals that seek to advance public understanding of a number of complex and under-covered issues in education. Of particular interest are stories that address the following topics:

  • Meeting the needs of adult learners ages 25 and above who are seeking either college degrees or postsecondary credentials such as certificates.  
  • Improving the quality of teaching in public schools, particularly in those serving large numbers of students in poverty.
  • Educating students for character and citizenship, including by addressing their social and emotional development and/or improving civic education and engagement.    
  • Enhancing economic mobility by effectively preparing students for success in college and the workforce.

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

The application deadline is August 31, 2018. Fellowship recipients will be notified of their status in the early fall.

Access the application