Apply for Winter 2018 McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism

  • By Ellen Lai

Do you — or a reporter you know — have a great idea for an investigative or enterprise story on an important business or economic topic, but few resources to get it done?

If so, the McGraw Center for Business Journalism would like to hear from you.

Applications are now open for the Winter 2018 McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism, an initiative of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. The Fellowships, awarded twice a year, provide experienced journalists with the funds and editorial support needed to report in-depth stories on critical issues related to U.S. business, finance and the economy.

The upcoming deadline to apply is December 15, 2017.

  • Each Fellow receives $5,000 a month for up to three months
  • No residency is required; McGraw Fellows work from their own offices
  • Open to both freelance and staff journalists with at least five years experience
  • Applications in any type of media — print, audio, video, online — will be considered
  • Applications accepted from both reporters and editors

What kind of stories do we support? Previous McGraw Fellows have explored a wide variety of topics. Here are a few examples:

If you’d like to join them, you’ll find more information and the application at After reading the FAQ, if you still have questions or have a project you’d like to discuss, please contact us at

The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center for Business Journalism was established at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism in January 2014 with the goal of enhancing the quality and depth of business and economic news coverage. In addition to providing funding and editorial support for veteran journalists, the Center offers training and scholarships for young reporters entering the field.

Jane Sasseen
Executive Director
McGraw Center for Business Journalism