The CUNY J-School supports investigative work by professional journalists through several grant programs.
The Ravitch Fiscal Reporting Fellowships award up to $15,000 to reporters seeking to dig deeply into budgets, debt, pensions and other post-employment obligations, tax policy and how fiscal stress changes government priorities. Contact: Program Director Greg David
The McGraw Fellowships, part of The McGraw Center for Business Journalism, provide stipends of up to $15,000 for ambitious reporting on U.S business and the global economy. This helped freelancer Nathan Halverson of the Center for Investigative Reporting produce a two-part PBS NewsHour series on the Chinese acquisition of U.S. pork producer Smithfield Foods, which won a 2015 Emmy Award. Contact: Program Director Jane Sasseen
The Resilience Fellowship Program is a three-year project for working journalists interested in strengthening their coverage of climate change and other environmental issues. Established with financial support from the Rockefeller Foundation, the program includes several all-expenses-paid weeklong and weekend boot camps each year, as well as a fund that will pay Fellows’ travel expenses and conferences fees to support their research. Contact: Program Director Dale Willman