IRE Fellowship/Scholarship Application Form 2020
You can use this form to apply for multiple IRE fellowships and scholarships.

⚠️ Before filling it out, please consult our Fellowship & Scholarship guide to see which awards are tied to which IRE events and to check the application deadlines: http://ire.org/fellowshipguide
Email address *
First Name *
Last Name *
Affiliation *
Name of your news organization, university, etc. Freelancers and independent journalists, please type "independent journalist"
Address *
City *
State (abbreviation) *
Please use two-letter postal code, e.g. AZ for Arizona
ZIP code *
Country *
Mobile Number *
Twitter Handle
Gender *
Race/Ethnicity *
Please check all that apply.
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Please select the option that best describes your organization *
If you are currently a journalism student or educator, please select "University"
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If you are currently a student, what is your expected graduation date? (Month/Year, i.e. 5/21)
How many years of professional journalism experience do you have? Experience while in college should not be included. *
For which fellowship(s)/scholarship(s) are you applying? *
You may select more than one. Please review the eligibility requirements before checking the box.
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Why do you want to attend this IRE event (or events)? What would you like to accomplish with the skills you would gain? *
No more than 200 words, please.
Please provide a link to your resume/CV or to a LinkedIn account. *
You can upload your resume/CV to a cloud hosting service like Google Drive or Dropbox. (Please remember to enable link sharing!) If you're having trouble, please email your resume/CV to IRE Partnerships Director Chris Vachon: chris@ire.org
Please provide a link to a letter of support from your supervisor/manager/adviser describing how this training would be beneficial and affirming that you will be given time to attend the event(s). For independent journalists, this letter will serve as a recommendation letter.
If you are applying for multiple scholarships/fellowships, you can make it a general letter of support for additional training rather than listing each one. You can use a cloud hosting service like Google Drive or Dropbox. (Please remember to enable link sharing!) If you're having trouble, please email your letter to IRE Partnerships Director Chris Vachon: chris@ire.org
Link to portfolio website (optional)
Please provide a link to a sample of your investigative/data/other work (if applicable)
Please provide a link to another sample of your work (optional)
The following questions might be optional for you -- please review whether they are required depending on your status (e.g., student vs. professional) or on the fellowship/scholarship(s) for which you are applying
NICAR 2018
Data Journalism Bootcamps or Coding (Python or R) Bootcamps: Please describe a data or coding project you'd be interested in pursuing after attending bootcamp.
⚠️ If you are applying for a scholarship/fellowship to attend a boot camp, this question is required. Otherwise, you can skip to the next section. No more than 100 words, please.
Financial need: Please explain your financial need for this fellowship/scholarship.
⚠️ This question is required if you are applying for any of these scholarships/fellowships: Diversity Fellowship, Jennifer Leonard Scholarships, David Dietz Fellowship, Napoli Management Group TV Scholarship, Holly Whisenhunt Stephen Fellowship. Otherwise, you can skip to the next section. No more than 100 words, please.
Students: Please provide a link to a copy of your college transcript
⚠️ This question is required if you are currently a student. Otherwise, you can skip to the next section. You can upload your transcript to a cloud hosting service like Google Drive or Dropbox. (Please remember to enable link sharing!) If you're having trouble, please email your transcript to IRE Partnerships Director Chris Vachon: chris@ire.org
Journalism educators: How would you put this training to use for your students?
⚠️ This question is required if you are a journalism educator and you are applying for one of these fellowships: Diversity Fellowship, David Donald Fellowship, Ottoway Fellowship or Educator of Color Scholarship. Otherwise, you can skip to the next section. No more than 100 words, please.
Attendees of IRE's TNT and Data in Local Newsrooms training programs: Please describe how the training you already received from IRE has helped you so far.
⚠️ This question is required if you are applying for the Data In Local Newsrooms Training Program Fellowship or the Total Newsroom Training Program Fellowship. Otherwise, you can click "Submit" to finish your application. No more than 100 words, please.
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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