"supporting and encouraging high quality economic, financial and business journalism"
The Wincott Foundation was set up in 1969 in honour of Harold Wincott, the most distinguished economic journalist of his day in the UK. The current chairman is Sir Richard Lambert, former editor of the Financial Times. Sir Richard is supported by a group of trustees who have a background in business, journalism and academia.
Grants & ScholarshipsThe Wincott Foundation seeks to promote its aims in a variety of ways, in addition to the awards scheme and the annual lecture. Our current programmes include:
- Three-month fellowships at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford. The Foundation's aim in sponsoring these fellowships is to improve economic journalism in countries that are developing democratic institutions.
Between 1995 and 2015, the Foundation offered two of these fellowships a year to journalists from Russia and Eastern European countries. For details on the fellows, their dissertations and their assessments of the fellowships, click here.
Since the autumn of 2015, the Foundation has offered one fellowship a year to a journalist from Africa. For details on this programme, click here.
- A one-year Postgraduate Scholarship in Business and Economics Journalism at the Cardiff University School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies open to candidates from throughout the European Union. For more details, click here.
- Journalists may also like to consider the residence programme at the University of Chicago' Stigler Center. For details, click here.