In 2007, in response to cutbacks at major news organizations, the Investigative Reporting Program established the first postgraduate fellowships in investigative reporting in the nation. This yearlong program is without peer at any academic institution. It’s designed to enable journalists with a proven ability to tell complex stories in the public interest to pursue a story for one year by providing them with a salary, benefits, editorial guidance, and a $10,000 research stipend that can be used for travel, equipment, documents and other expenses relevant to work on the project. The fellowships are open to all working investigative journalists, but preference is given to graduates of UC Berkeley’s master’s program in journalism.
We are now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 fellowship program. Please apply at the UC Berkeley recruitment website.
The 2018-19 fellowships were awarded to journalist Susannah Breslin, filmmaker Débora Souza Silva and investigative reporter Elizaveta Osetinskaya.