EWA Seeks Proposals for Ambitious Reporting Projects

The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce a call for proposals for its next class of EWA Reporting Fellows, in support of enterprising news coverage of education. The fellowships provide financial awards to journalists to undertake ambitious reporting and writing projects. This will be the 12th class of EWA Reporting Fellows.

“EWA fellowships offer reporters a chance to step back from the swirl of daily news and pursue a reporting project that rises above the ordinary,” said EWA executive director Caroline Hendrie. “In this round, we invite proposals to support in-depth reporting on topics of importance to communities and individuals, with a special emphasis on issues of educational equity.”  

To date, EWA has supported more than 75 projects, resulting in a rich array of high-quality education stories in various media in communities across the country.

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.

EWA is inviting proposals on a variety of timely and important topics. For more information on the specific topics that are of particular interest in this round, please carefully review our FAQ page. That document also includes other critical information for applicants.

The application deadline is Friday, April 16, 2021. Fellowship recipients will be notified of their status by June.