The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center for Business Journalism offers seasoned journalists up to $15,000 in grants as well as the editorial assistance required to produce in-depth enterprise and investigative stories that focus on important economic, financial, or business issues across a wide range of topics. You don’t have to cover business to apply; several of our past Fellows were generalists or covered beats like health care, education, or the environment. Others have concentrated on topics like corporate accountability or economic injustice.
Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center consider proposals from both freelance and staff journalists in all forms of media — text, audio, photo, and short-form video — and encourage those that combine formats to create a multimedia package. Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center look for projects that focus on important local or regional topics, as well as those that tackle compelling national or international stories or report on under-covered communities or issues. Journalists of color and those from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
The McGraw Fellowship provides editorial and financial support to journalists who need the time and resources to produce a significant investigative or enterprise story that provides fresh insight into an important business, financial or economic topic.
The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism is open to anyone with at least five years professional experience in journalism.
- Applicants should submit a well-focused story proposal of no more than three pages through the accompanying online form.