The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce a call for proposals for its 17th class of EWA Reporting Fellows. These fellowships provide financial awards to journalists to undertake ambitious, enterprise reporting projects.
To help journalists boost their reporting on key education issues, the 17th round will offer up to $8,000 for stand-alone stories, larger-scale projects or other assistance. Recipients are also eligible to apply for additional funding in future fellowship rounds.
“There’s never been a better time to encourage and support in-depth, high-quality journalism,” said Kathy Chow, EWA’s executive director. “We’re looking forward to seeing our members seize this opportunity to take their work to a higher level.”
To date, EWA has supported more than 100 projects, resulting in innovative, impactful education stories in various media in communities across the country.
EWA selects reporting fellows through a competitive application process. Recipients have significant flexibility in how to use the funds, including travel for reporting, relief from regular newsroom duties, or attending workshops.
We are looking for projects that address any of the following topics:
- Efforts to remove structural barriers for low-income students in postsecondary settings.
- Efforts to help students navigate key transitions in their postsecondary journey, whether through workforce training, transferring between institutions and entering or re-entering the workforce.
- Efforts to improve the quality of math instruction and outcomes for students.
- Efforts to improve and expand postsecondary access and success in rural areas, including through training and connecting students to good jobs.
- How states and communities are supporting and helping K-12 students succeed after pandemic-related disruptions. We are especially interested in efforts supporting students of color and/or low-income students.
- Challenges facing the educator workforce, including identifying where and why shortages may exist, teacher preparation, professional improvement, leadership, workforce diversity, and conditions in the classroom.
Please carefully review our FAQs to see these topics and other important information about the application process.
The application deadline is 8:59 p.m. Eastern on Friday, Nov. 10. Recipients will be notified of their status by early December.