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David Dietz Fellowship

Provides assistance to attend the IRE Conference, June 20-23, 2024 in Anaheim, CA.


Established in 2011 for the late David Dietz (an award-winning journalist and a past president of IRE), the fellowship supports early-career journalists who have a demonstrated interest in financial investigative reporting.

Application Closed

Who is eligible?

Journalists and independent journalists with less than 10 years’ professional experience, who have a financial need for assistance, and examples of financial investigative journalism work. Students are not eligible. 

What does the fellowship provide?

For attending the conference in-person, the fellowship includes:

  • One-year IRE membership/renewal ($70 value)
  • Complimentary conference registration included
  • Four hotel nights ($1,100 value)
  • Travel stipend ($500)

Required application materials:

  • LinkedIn page or link to resume
  • Links to two clips showcasing financial investigative work
  • Statement on financial need
  • Letter of support from supervisor/appropriate person to attend the conference. The letter should include why you are deserving of a scholarship to receive this training.

How to donate to this fellowship/scholarship fund:

If you wish to contribute to this fellowship, you can donate through IRE’s online donation form and indicate the name of the fund in the form.

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