You are eligible for a grant if you work in the greater Chicago area. Grants are awarded to full-time, part-time and freelance journalists for print, broadcast and online reporting.
Your request will be reviewed by a Chicago Headline Club representative who is not a member of the working press and who will not reveal the details of your investigative project to a potential competing news organization.
To apply, complete the questionnaire below and return via post office mail to Watchdog Fund, c/o Tony Noce, 1115 Parker Drive, Schaumburg, IL 60194. Attach additional sheets if necessary.
News outlet (if applicable):
Your e-mail address:
Your work phone number:
Your editor’s name and phone number:
Describe your investigative project:
Give the probable deadline for its publication, airing or posting:
How much money do you request? Please provide a brief explanation of how the
money will be spent, and be prepared to provide receipts of your expenses to the
Chicago Headline Club.