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Gary Marx Scholarship

Provides assistance to attend the NICAR Conference, March 7-10, 2024 in Baltimore, MD, and to the  IRE Conference, June 20-23, 2024 in Anaheim, CA.


Established by long-time IRE member David Jackson who established the Gary Marx Journalism Fund to honor a trusted Chicago Tribune colleague, Gary Marx, and hopefully to inspire the new generation of investigative reporters. 

Application Closed

Who is eligible?

U.S.-based college journalism students and early-career journalists (five years post-college graduation). Preference will be given to applicants from Illinois.

What does the fellowship provide?

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

  • One-year IRE membership/renewal ($25-70 value)
  • Complimentary conference registration included
  • Four hotel nights ($1040-$1,100 value)
  • Travel stipend ($650)

Required application materials:

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