Apply by March 31 for a McGraw Center Journalism Grant of Up to $15,000

  • By Newmark J-School Staff
Paul Robert Wolf Wilson

Got a great idea for a high-impact story that “follows the money” but need funds to get it done? Check out the McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism, an initiative of the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.

Applications are now open for the Spring 2023 McGraw Fellowships. Awarded twice a year, the Fellowships provide experienced journalists with a grant up to $15,000 and the editorial support needed to produce deeply-reported enterprise or investigative stories on critical economic, financial, or business issues. Both freelance and staff journalists in all forms of media with at least five years’ professional experience are eligible. Journalists from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

The deadline to apply for Spring 2023 is March 31.

Previous McGraw Fellows have explored a wide variety of topics — and you don’t need to be a business reporter to apply. Many have been generalists, or follow the environment, health care, education, and other beats. Others focus on economic justice or corporate accountability. Here are some examples of their work:

If you’d like to join them, you’ll find more information, an FAQ, and the application at If you have further questions, you can contact us at Spring 2023 Fellowship applications are due Mar. 31, 2023. Fall 2023 applications will be due Sept. 30, 2023.

The McGraw Center for Business Journalism was established at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY in 2014 by the family of the late Harold W. McGraw, Jr., former chairman and CEO of McGraw-Hill and long-time publisher of BusinessWeek magazine. The Center is dedicated to enhancing the depth and quality of business and economic news coverage through training, student scholarships and support for veteran journalists.

Jane Sasseen
Executive Director
McGraw Center for Business Journalism