EWA Seeks Proposals for In-Depth Reporting Projects

The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce a call for proposals for its next class of EWA Reporting Fellows, with opportunities to fuel enterprising news coverage of education. The fellowships provide financial awards to journalists to undertake ambitious reporting and writing projects. This will be the 11th class of EWA Reporting Fellows.

“This round offers education journalists the chance to dig deeply into some of the many facets of equity and opportunity in education beyond high school,” said EWA executive director Caroline Hendrie. “At a time of unprecedented disruption in higher education, we’re eager to support ambitious reporting and storytelling that informs the public about these critical issues.”

To date, EWA has supported more than 70 reporting projects though the fellowship program, resulting in a rich array of high-quality education stories 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 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 on a variety of timely and important topics focused on education after high school. For more information, please carefully review our FAQ page. That document also includes other critical information for applicants.

The application deadline is Monday, November 16, 2020. Fellowship recipients will be notified of their status by December.