EWA Reporting Micro-Fellowships: Up to $5,000 for Ambitious News Projects on Education

The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce a call for proposals for its 15th class of EWA Reporting Fellows. These micro-fellowships provide financial awards to journalists to undertake ambitious, enterprise reporting projects. 

To help journalists kickstart their reporting as the new academic year begins, the 15th round will offer up to $5,000 for stand-alone stories, smaller-scale projects or other assistance. Additionally, recipients are eligible to apply for more funding in future fellowship rounds to continue reporting on key education issues. 

“The flexibility offered by our micro-fellowships is an acknowledgment that many education reporters are more stretched than ever,” said George Dieter, EWA’s interim executive director. “In this round, we are still looking for high-quality proposals of critical importance, but we also know many newsrooms and reporters would like to pursue stories that are ambitious but also manageable given the responsibilities that come with daily beat reporting.” 

To date, EWA has supported more than 100 projects, resulting in high-quality, impactful education stories in various media in communities across the country.

EWA selects reporting fellows through a competitive application process. Recipients  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. Please carefully review its FAQs page to see these topics and other critical information. 

Opportunity offered by:

Education Writers Association

The mission of the Education Writers Association is to strengthen the community of education writers and improve the quality of education coverage to better inform the public.
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Location(s) where available

United States (all)

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Applications accepted starting:
August 15, 2022
Application deadline:
September 15, 2022