The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center for Business Journalism provides experienced journalists with grants up to $15,000 and the editorial support needed to produce deeply reported enterprise and investigative stories that delve into critical economic, financial or business issues across a wide array of subjects. You don’t need to be a business reporter to apply; many of the previous Fellows have been generalists, or cover beats such as health care, education or the environment. Others have focused on issues such as economic inequality or corporate accountability.
The McGraw Center for Business Journalism considers proposals from both freelance and staff journalists in all forms of media — text, audio, and short-form video — and encourage those that combine formats to create a multimedia package. The organization looks for projects that focus on important local or regional topics, as well as those that tackle compelling national or international stories or report on under-covered communities or issues. Journalists of color and those from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
The organization accepts applications twice a year. The deadline to apply for Spring 2022 Fellowships is March 31, 2022. Applications for the Fall 2022 Fellowships will be due September 30, 2022. The McGraw Center for Business also considers time-sensitive projects on a case-by-case basis outside of the deadline periods. If you have a project that might qualify, please contact the McGraw Center at email@example.com.