EWA Seeks Reporting Proposals for Fellowship Program
Deadline to apply for the 10th round of EWA Reporting Fellows is July 13

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 10th class of EWA Reporting Fellows.

“This is an extraordinary time for the nation’s education system, and for the reporters covering the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustice, and economic hardship,” said EWA executive director Caroline Hendrie. “Heading into an academic year of sweeping change and uncertainty, we want to help our journalist members produce in-depth work on how these crucial issues impact student learning and opportunity.”

To date, EWA has supported more than 60 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.

In this round, 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 Monday, July 13. Fellowship recipients will be notified of their status by August.