The Spencer Education Journalism Fellowship, headquartered at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, is dedicated to supporting long-form reporting that enhances the public’s understanding of education.
This fellowship allows journalists to spend the academic year at Columbia University studying with scholars from a variety of disciplines and with mentors in the Journalism School. The program contributes to the Foundation’s goal of engaging with the public in order to make education research more accessible. Projects by prior fellows have resulted in books, radio documentaries and major pieces in national magazines and other outlets.
Each fellow receives a $85,000 stipend for living expenses and an additional $7,500 for research support. Tuition and fees for courses at Columbia University are included in the fellowship. The application deadline is in the winter for the following academic year, which typically runs from August to mid-June.
More information about this program, and application guidelines, can be found on the Columbia University website.