Apply Now for IRE’s Freelance Fellowship

▪︎ APPLICATIONS DUE AUGUST 9, 2021 ▪︎

Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) is offering a freelance fellowship that provides cash awards to assist independent journalists with investigative projects.

Who is eligible?

Journalists who make their living primarily as freelancers and need assistance in conducting investigative projects. Freelance journalists who will publish the work primarily in the U.S. and in outlets where the primary audience will be at least a part of the American public.

What does the fellowship provide?

1st place – $2,500 and a one-year IRE membership
2nd place – $1,500 and a one-year IRE membership
3rd place – $1,000 and a one-year IRE membership

What are the selection criteria?

—Proposals which demonstrate impact, breadth and significance
—Proposals that deal with whistleblowers, business ethics or privacy issues will be given priority
—Intended to support work that will be primarily be published in the U.S. and in outlets where the primary audience will be at least a part of the American public

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