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Ottaway Fellowships

IRE Ottaway Fellowships provide assistance to attend an in-person Data Journalism Bootcamp taking place in Columbia, Missouri.

We will be offering the following data bootcamps in 2024, January 8-12, Google Sheets +SQL; March 25-29, Google Sheets Deep Dive, and August 5-9, Google Sheets +Python


Established by David Ottaway and the Ottaway Family Fund, the Fellowship is aimed at increasing the diversity of IRE’s membership.

Application Deadlines:  

Jan. 8th - Deadline passed
For March Data Bootcamp
May 8th
For August Data Bootcamp
Apply Online

Who is eligible?

Journalists and educators of color. Students are not eligible. 

What does the fellowship provide?

  • One-year IRE membership/renewal ($70 value)
  • Complimentary bootcamp registration (up to $1,100 value)
  • Travel stipend ($1,000)

Required application materials:

  • LinkedIn page or link to resume/CV
  • Links to two clips showcasing investigative work (for journalists)
  • Description how the training will be put to use for students (for educators)
  • Explain a data story to tackle after bootcamp (for journalists)

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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