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 $75,000 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
More information about this program, and application
guidelines, can be found on the Columbia University website.