DEADLINE: McGraw Fellowships for Business Journalism

Event Date: 
October 6, 2023

Grants up to $15K to Produce High-Impact Business Journalism

Are you a journalist with a great idea for a high-impact story that “Follows the Money,” but few resources to get it done? The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism would like to hear from you.

The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism, an initiative of the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, is designed to support high-impact economic and business journalism. The McGraw Fellowships provide up to $15,000 and editorial support for experienced journalists to produce deeply-reported investigative or enterprise stories on important economic, financial or business topics. No residency is required; McGraw Fellows work from their own offices. Open to freelance journalists, as well as staff reporters and editors working at news organizations. Five years professional journalism experience is needed.

We accept applications twice a year. Applications for the Fall 2023 Fellowships are due Oct 6. The deadline to apply for Spring 2024 Fellowships is March 31. However, we will consider time-sensitive projects on a case-by-case basis outside of the deadline periods. If you have a project that might qualify, please contact us at

What kind of work do we support? Previous McGraw Fellows have worked on a wide range of topics – and you don’t need to be a business reporter to apply. Many McGraw Fellows have been generalists, or cover other beats such as health care or the environment. Here are a few examples.

If you’d like to join them, you’ll find more information on the McGraw Fellowships here. You can also contact us at

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