Apply for the Winter 2019 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 2019 McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism, an initiative of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism. The Fellowships, awarded twice a year, provide experienced journalists with the funds and editorial support needed to produce high-impact stories on critical issues related to the U.S. economy, business or finance.

The upcoming deadline to apply is January 4, 2019

  • Each Fellow receives a grant of up to $15,000
  • 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 – and you don’t need to be a business reporter to apply. Many McGraw Fellows have been generalists, or follow health care, the environment or other beats. Here are a few examples:

You’ll find more information, an FAQ, and the application at  If you 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 Craig Newmark 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