Reboot your skills, recharge your watchdog batteries and reconnect with the world’s largest network of investigative journalists during this year’s gathering in Houston.

Choose from more than 175 panels, hands-on classes and special presentations. Learn how to improve reporting and storytelling across all platforms. Celebrate the best of investigative reporting during our IRE Awards luncheon. Mix and mingle with the best in the business. Learn. Share. Connect.

All at #IRE19, which opens at 9 a.m. Thursday, June 13, and runs daily until 12:30 p.m. Sunday, June 16.

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Fellowships & Scholarships

Looking for financial assistance to get to IRE19? There are a few opportunities for support.

The application deadline for all awards listed below is April 15, 2019.

Diversity Fellowship is for journalists and journalism students of color.

David Dietz Fellowship is for journalists with less than 10 years’ professional experience and a demonstrated interest in financial investigative journalism, who have a financial need for assistance.

Napoli Management Group TV Scholarship is for early-career (ten years or less) TV journalists interested in investigative reporting.

Godfrey Wells Stancill Fellowship is for U.S.-based journalists working for a newspaper with a Sunday circulation of under 50,000.

Robert Greene Scholarship is for early-career professional journalists.

Jack Anderson & Steven Lovelady Scholarship is for journalists and freelance investigative journalists.

Eric B Sager Scholarship is for U.S.-based journalists and freelance investigative journalists.

James Richard Bennett Scholarship is for journalism students in Arkansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma or Louisiana.

Columbia Journalism School Student Fellowship is for IRE student members. Columbia students are not eligible.


IRE Principles (Code of Conduct)

Investigative Reporters & Editors is committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of race, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical ability, age, appearance or religion.

IRE supports vigorous debate and welcomes disagreement, while maintaining a civil and respectful community. Discriminatory or harassing behavior is not permitted.

IRE may take any action it deems appropriate to deal with those who violate our principles, including exclusion from our events, forums, listservs and the organization itself.

This code of conduct covers all participants in IRE events and is in effect the entire time from the beginning until the end of our conferences. During conferences, we will publicize a contact email, in addition to making staff and IRE board members easily identifiable, with badges that identify themselves as such, so you know whom to contact if you see or experience an issue.

If you feel threatened or in immediate jeopardy during an IRE event, you should call building security by calling 0 from a house phone, or local police by dialing 911.

During the scheduled program, concerns can be brought to the attention of IRE staff or board members in person. Contact information to reach an IRE board member outside of the scheduled program can be found here: