About the 2021-22 Michael Gordon Fellowships program

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Applications for the latest round of Michael Gordon Fellowships have closed. Information on the next round will be available soon.

The Gordon Fellowships is a national program to enable social justice journalism. It is named in honour of Michael Gordon, the respected former Age political editor who passed away in February 2018.

The fellowships provide annual grants to a total of $30,000 to fund reporting projects in areas including Indigenous affairs, migration policy, human rights and international development.

The program is open to all journalists, photographers and videographers working with mainstream Australian news organisations across all media, as well as freelance journalists and accomplished journalism students.

We encourage applications from journalists who identify as being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage as well as journalists who identify as being from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications for this round have been extended until Sunday 31 October 2021.

The Michael Gordon Journalism Fellowships are supported by The Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, with further support from Nine Entertainment and Robyn Carter.

We would be grateful if you would display the flyer in your newsroom and pass details of the program on to colleagues and staff.


The fellowships are generously supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural FundNine Entertainment, and Robyn Carter.

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Membership is $100 for journalists, $150 for associate members and $40 for students.

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