SRI Application Timeline
November 15: Deadline to apply. You will receive an email confirming that your application has been received.
November 29: Applicants will learn if they are finalists for funding. Finalists may be asked for additional information.
December 13: Deadline for finalists to submit supplemental information.
December 23: Finalists will be notified if they are recipients of funds to host an SRI.
Poynter's Role in the SRI Program
The McCormick Foundation partners with The Poynter Institute to administer the Specialized Reporting Institutes Program. Poynter oversees the application process, answers applicants’ questions, works with McCormick to select SRI hosts and then serves as a resource for hosts as they carry out and evaluate their events. Poynter will also work with hosts to extend the learning from their event through a NewsU webinar and a page of reporting resources on NewsU. Through this partnership, McCormick and Poynter hope to ensure a diversity of participants and speakers at each SRI, increase the online reach of the training, build community around the training events, create consistency within the SRI program and enhance the evaluation of the work.
For more information, see our Frequently Asked Questions. If you still need assistance, please send an email to McCormickSRI@poynter.org