Announcing The Ida B. Wells Fellowship Stipend

The deadline for the 2018 application is February 15. Journalists can start their application here.

The Investigative Fund is pleased to announce that we have been able to increase the Ida B. Wells Fellowship stipend from $10,000 to $12,000!

In honor of Ida B. Wells – the pioneering African-American activist and investigative reporter who, during the Jim Crow era, led the nation’s first campaign against lynching – we launched the fellowship in 2016 to promote diversity and create a pipeline of investigative reporters of color who bring diverse backgrounds, experiences, and interests to their work.

The one-year fellowship helps reporters complete their first substantial work of investigative reporting, by providing the $12,000 award and editorial advice from a dedicated Investigative Fund editor. Fellows will also receive funds to cover travel and other reporting costs, and the costs associated with attending the annual Investigative Reporters and Editors conference. They will enjoy access to research resources, legal assistance, professional mentors and assistance with story placement and publicity.

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