Applications open for 2022/23 Michael Gordon Fellowships

Applications are open for the 2022/23 Michael Gordon Journalism Fellowships.

UPDATE: Applications have closed. We look forward to announcing successful applications on 1 December 2022.


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.

Video: About the 2022 Michael Gordon Journalism Fellowships

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.

We encourage applications from journalists who identify as being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, as well as journalists from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The program is open to all journalists, photographers and videographers working in news organisations large and small, across all media, as well as freelance journalists and accomplished journalism students.


The Michael Gordon Journalism Fellowships are supported by The Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, with further support from the National Press Club of Australia, 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.

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

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