Ida B. Wells Fellowship

The Ida B. Wells Fellowship, founded in 2016, promotes diversity in journalism by helping to create a pipeline of investigative reporters who come from underrepresented backgrounds, and bring those experiences, perspectives, and interests to their work.

The one-year fellowship helps reporters complete their first substantial work of investigative reporting by providing a $25,000 award and intensive mentoring from dedicated editors at Type Investigations. Fellows will also receive funds to cover travel and other reporting costs, and the costs associated with attending the annual Investigative Reporters and Editors conference, as well as an online data reporting boot camp. They will also enjoy access to research resources, legal assistance, and assistance with story placement and publicity.

Opportunity offered by:

Type Media Center

Founded in 1966 (as The Nation Institute), Type Media Center is home to a half-dozen programs and a community of hundreds of journalists, authors, and writing fellows. Type Media Center’s…
Opportunity type


Location(s) where available

United States (all)

Areas of focus

Investigative Journalism
Underrepresented Community(ies)

Application deadline:
March 12, 2023
This is a recurring opportunity