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Godfrey Wells Stancill Fellowship

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


Established by former IRE board member Nancy Stancill and her family in memory of her father, Godfrey Wells Stancill (who was an editor and publisher of the Suffolk News-Herald), the fellowship supports journalists working for newspapers with a Sunday circulation of under 50,000.

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Who is eligible?

U.S.-based journalists working for a newspaper with a Sunday circulation of under 50,000. 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 investigative 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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