Columbia Postgraduate Fellowships

We offer fellowships that give recent Journalism School graduates the opportunity to dig into a subject, report and publish their work in major news outlets.

Global Migration Project

Refugee children at a swimming lesson on the island of Lesbos on June 12, 2016. Photo: Fahrinisa Oswald

Refugee children at a swimming lesson on the island of Lesbos on June 12, 2016. Photo: Fahrinisa Oswald

The Global Migration Program offers several reporting fellows the opportunity to pursue stories on gender and migration, focusing on U.S. immigration law, border politics, international refugee policy, and more. The project is under the direction of Sarah Stillman, a writer for the New Yorker, who was just awarded a MacArthur Fellowship.

Last spring, 16 reporting fellows in the program pursued 32 stories about women, girls and migration, particularly on under-reported issues in the public interest. Teams of postgraduate fellows reported on refugee issues in Europe, the Middle East, Central America and the United States.

The project is funded by the Endeavor Foundation and has a non-exclusive publishing partnership with Slate. Stories have also been published in the Washington Post, The Guardian, Women’s enews, CNN, The Smithsonian magazine, Vice  Aljazeera and elsewhere.

The Teacher Project

The Teacher Project is an ambitious journalistic effort to report on issues of equity and access in American education, with a focus on teacher voices and perspectives. Three reporting fellows, all recent alums of the Journalism School, work under the supervision of veteran education journalist Sarah Carr. Each year, the School hires a new round of fellows to report on underreported education trends, including a 2016 Slate magazine series on race and diversity in American classrooms. The Project aims to explore important and complicated policy shifts through the eyes of those most affected: teachers and families. It has partnered with Slate Magazine on its Schooled blog, and numerous other outlets. Three of its reporters have been honored with national awards from the Education Writers Association.

The Project’s funders include the Carnegie Foundation, the Emerson Collective and the Pinkerton Foundation. Additional funders are being sought to extend the coverage into 2020.

Columbia Journalism School provides material, financial, educational and administrative support. The Project’s sponsors have no role in the selection of fellows or in editorial decisions. Teacher Project advisors include LynNell Hancock, Steve Coll, Sheila Coronel, Gloria Ladson-Billings, Heather Vogell, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Jeff Henig, Doug Ready, Linda Perlstein, Amy Low and Andrea Bueschel. See recent work at the Project’s Facebook page.


Columbia Journalism Review Delacorte Magazine Fellowship

Columbia Journalism Review's Delacorte Magazine Fellowships offer three reporters one year to pitch, report, and write stories about journalism news and trends for and its bi-annual print editions. In addition, the Fellows participate in the Delacorte Lecture, a series held in the spring semester that examine aspects of magazine journalism by a leader in the field of magazine publishing, and work on an ambitious research project with the goal of deepening the public’s understanding of some key aspect of the magazine industry.

Energy and Environmental Reporting Project

The Energy and Environmental Reporting Project is an intensive, full-time investigative reporting fellowship for four recent graduates of Columbia Journalism School. The fellows work independently and in teams to rigorously examine issues related to the environment and energy resources on an international level. Fellows perform extensive archival, public records and database research, as well as conduct interviews with a variety of sources from government, academia and industry.

The Project advisors are Steve Coll, Dean of the Columbia Journalism School, Sheila Coronel, Dean of Academic Affairs, and Marguerite Holloway, professor and Director of Science and Environmental Journalism. The program is supported by the Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund, Energy Foundation, Lorana Sullivan Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Rockefeller Family Fund, Tellus Mater Foundation and the Tortuga Foundation.

Follow the Project's latest investigation, a series published in The Guardian, which examines how the financing of fossil fuel programs by the Export-Import Bank undercuts President Obama's climate change legacy. Read the first article. Read the second article.   Read the third article.   Read the fourth article. Read the fifth article.

Eduardo Garcia

Eduardo Garcia
'16 M.A. Science

Longform Narrative

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Longform Narrative offers two, four‐month fellowships writing narrative nonfiction in association with staff from digital publisher The Big Roundtable. Fellows will publish their behind-the-scenes take on the stories they are covering on Story Lab NYC, which will also showcase the growth and development of two aspiring journalists.