EPE Gregory M. Chronister Journalism Fellowship


Award Amount: $10,000

Number of Awards: Not Known

Deadline: November 15, 2017

Winner Announcement: January 15, 2018

Brief Description:

Editorial Projects in Education Inc. (EPE) is glad to announce “Gregory M. Chronister Journalism Fellowship”. Staff and freelance journalists who are able to work independently over a one-year period or still maintain their regular jobs or work commitments are eligible to apply. The fellowship is designed to support journalist of a reporting project that illuminates a significant issue in pre-K-12 education.

Host Institution:

Education Week is a United States national newspaper covering K–12 education. It is published by Editorial Projects in Education (EPE), a nonprofit organization, which is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland in Greater Washington DC.


The fellowship program is applicable for:

  • Early-career, mid-career, and veteran journalists based in the United States are eligible. Applicants may work in any journalistic setting, including local and national publications, digital-only news platforms, and broadcast media. Although applicants do not have to be education beat reporters, their experience should include reporting on education or closely related social or public-policy concerns.
  • The fellowship is open to staff and freelance journalists who are able to work independently over a one-year period while still maintaining their regular jobs or work commitments.
  • For a proposal focused on a topic outside the United States to be considered, it must come from a U.S.-based journalist and have an angle relevant to American pre-K-12 education.
  • A commitment to co-publication of the finished project by an applicant’s employer or a comparable freelance outlet is not required but will be considered a plus.
  • An applicant’s editor or newsroom manager (or, in the case of a freelancer who is proposing co-publication, the equivalent person at the designated outlet) will be asked to provide a letter of recommendation pledging to support the applicant:
  • In participating in the fellowship;
  • In traveling as needed to complete the project.
  • By allowing Education Week to publish the completed project.
  • By committing to co-publish the work, as appropriate.
  • Including mention of the journalist’s fellowship support in the package, if co-published.

Instructions for Applying:

All applicants must submit the online application by the given link:


Supporting Documents:

You will be required to submit the following:

  • A cover letter introducing yourself, offering a snapshot of your proposed project, and explaining why you are seeking the support of the fellowship.
  • A current resume or CV.
  • A letter of recommendation from your employer that addresses the benefits of the fellowship to you and to the Education Week audience (as well as any co-publishing outlet’s audience, as appropriate), as well as your employer’s commitment to support the project as detailed in the “Eligibility and Expectations” section on the Details page.
  • Freelance applicants should submit a letter of recommendation from an assigning editor with, as appropriate, a commitment to serve as a co-publisher for the final project.
  • Work samples, including at least two stories published during the past 12 months, and examples of your education-related reporting.
  • A two- to three-page project proposal outlining your topic, why you think it’s a good package or series for the Education Week audience (and to co-publish with your news outlet, as appropriate), expected reporting locations, examples of potential sources, how you envision the final presentation, and a suggested financial budget.

Award Description:

  • Project allowance of up to $4,000 that can be tapped for such uses as field reporting trips, data-gathering, other approved research expenses, data visualization, multimedia support, and enrollment in workshops for relevant knowledge-building.
  • Registration and travel costs for attendance at related education or journalism conferences;
  • One year’s membership in a relevant journalism or other professional association;
  • Support from senior Education Week journalists during the project, e.g., an assigned Education Week editor, with visits, if relevant, to EPE’s Bethesda, Md., headquarters; and
  • A $3,500 fellowship award for successful completion of the project.

Detailed Information Link:


Contact Information:

If you have any query you can contact at fellowship-at-epe.org or (301) 280-3100