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Eric B. Sager Scholarships

Provides assistance to attend the IRE Conference, June 14-18, 2021.


Established through an estate gift by the late Eric B. Sager, an IRE member from West Virginia, who worked mainly in trade publications.

Applications are due April 19, 2021

apply online

Who is eligible?

U.S.-based journalists and independent journalists. Journalists from trade publications and small outlets are encouraged to apply. Students are not eligible. 

What does the fellowship provide?

  • One-year IRE membership/renewal ($70 value)
  • Complimentary conference registration ($150 value)

Required application materials:

  • LinkedIn page or link to resume
  • Links to two clips showcasing investigative work
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