The Michener-Deacon Fellowships (named after the late Roland Michener and the late Paul Deacon, a senior media executive, former Michener Awards Foundation president and generous benefactor) aim to encourage excellence in journalism.
The Michener-Deacon Fellowships for Investigative Journalism, supported by BMO Financial Group, CN and the estate of the late Paul Deacon, encourage excellence in journalism that serves the public interest through improvements in public policy, ethical standards, corporate governance or the lives of Canadians.
Three fellowships available in 2020
In 2020 The Michener Awards Foundation will be offering two fellowships to support investigative reporting and a new fellowship to support journalism education. Each fellowship is for $40,000 and up to $5,000 in accountable expenses. Criteria will be available here after December 1, 2019.
The Award Ceremony
Each year, the Governor General honours laureates at a ceremony at Rideau Hall. Roland Michener’s successors have graciously adopted and maintained a personal interest in the Michener Awards Foundation and its commitment to Canadian journalistic excellence.