Each spring, one Davidson student is selected to receive a grant in order to complete an independent multimedia international reporting project. The project should focus on a systemic issue of global importance that is under-reported or unreported in U.S. mainstream media.

Fellowship Experience

You will receive exclusive training, support and mentorship from staff at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

While working on your project in the field, a member of the Pulitzer Center staff will serve as your editor - establishing deadlines and assisting you in crafting publishable pieces. As a grant recipient, you will also choose a past Pulitzer Center journalist to serve as a professional mentor (subject to availability) who will offer practical advice and non-editorial support.

Working closely with Pulitzer Center staff and a Pulitzer Center journalist mentor, you will build on your project proposal and decide on a plan of deliverables that will include some combination of maintaining a blog, taking photographs, recording audio, shooting video, writing articles for the Pulitzer Center website, and potentially seeking other outlets for their work.

Applying for the Grant

Previous experience in photography or filming is not a prerequisite for applying for this grant. You will be required to adhere to the Pulitzer Center's Ethics and Standards Policy throughout the reporting project, meet with the Pulitzer Center journalist visiting Davidson's campus during the semester you receive the grant, and upon completing your trip, will be expected to turn in all of your deliverables prior to receiving the final installment of your grant.

Writing Your Proposal

A strong proposal includes:

  • What issue you want to address.
  • Whose stories you want to tell.
  • Where you will travel to cover the issue.
  • Which media you think will tell the story best.
  • Who or what kinds of people you plan to talk to and how you will make the material accessible to lay audiences.
  • How the project matches the Pulitzer Center's goal of focusing on under reported systemic issues of global importance.
  • What you hope to get from the project and why the project interests you.


2024 Pulitzer Center Grants will be available when the spring grant cycle opens at the close of the fall grant cycle, with an application deadline of February 1, 2024.

To start your application, use Submittable.

Meet Davidson's 2023 Pulitzer Reporting Fellow

Get to know Davidson's 2023 Pulitzer Reporting Fellow, Katherine Coetzer '24.

Meet Katherine