Abrams Nieman Fellowship for Local Investigative Journalism

The fellowship is designed to support reporting and public service investigations in underserved news markets and includes two semesters at Harvard University followed by a period of up to nine months for fieldwork and reporting. 


Grants include year-long fellowships for investigative reporting and support for ProPublica's expansion into Illinois. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning independent news organization that produces investigative journalism.

The FRONTLINE Dispatch

Abrams Foundation supported the development, launch and production of FRONTLINE Dispatch, a narrative podcast introduced in 2017 that expands FRONTLINE’s tradition of rigorous long form journalism into the audio space. FRONTLINE is the award winning PBS/WGBH investigative journalism documentary series. 

FRONTLINE/Columbia Journalism Fellows

The FRONTLINE/Columbia Journalism Fellowship offers Columbia University Journalism graduates the opportunity to work at FRONTLINE for a year. 

Operational Support

The Abrams Foundation provides operating support to the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard University, and the Marshall Project, a nonprofit Pulitzer Prize-winning news organization reporting on the U.S. criminal justice system.