The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism


Lyra McKee Investigative Journalism Training Bursary

The aim of this bursary scheme is to train people from underprivileged backgrounds, who aspire to become journalists or who are journalists at the very early stages of their career, by providing them with support to attend the forthcoming CIJ Summer Conference on the 4th-6th July 2019.

We knew Lyra personally at the CIJ. She attended #CIJSummer Conferences and trainings in London and Dublin.

The Lyra McKee Journalism Training Bursary was inspired by Lyra’s determination to become an investigative journalist: despite personal disability, the need to care for her disabled mother as well as fighting the in-built bias against working-class entrants to journalism.

We especially welcome applications from sixth form students, people of colour, people from poorer backgrounds, people with disabilities, carers or anyone who cannot afford to pay for the #CIJSummer training. It is open to UK residents only.

The bursary scheme is funded by the Lorana Sullivan Foundation. The exact number of bursaries will be determined by the individual needs of the applicants. Please read the application notes below.

Applications are now closed.

Become an Access to Tools trainer

The Centre for Investigative Journalism and the Google News Initiative are working together to provide free digital tools training in newsrooms across the UK. The Access to Tools programme will provide training in investigative skills for newsroom journalists, freelancers and journalism students. We are currently recruiting for trainers to deliver these workshops. Find out more about the role and how to become an Access to Tools trainer.