German Grant


For 25 years, the German Embassy in Canberra, in co-operation with the National Press Club of Australia, has been offering the annual “German Grant for Journalism”. The purpose of the prize is to encourage Australian journalists to present issues pertaining Germany to Australian audiences.





This year’s topic for the project was: “Migration and Integration”


Winner of the German Grant for Journalism Award 2016 Announced


Congratulations to Eryk Bagshaw from the Sydney Morning Herald – Winner of the German Grant for Journalism Award 2016!
Eryk was named the winner for his proposed features on migration and integration.

Eryk has won a one week research trip to Germany funded and supported by the German Government.
He also joins a notable list of Australian journalists who’s names are inscribed on the honour board at the National Press Club of Australia.

The award was presented by Ms Gerda Winkler, Counsellor and Deputy Head of Mission at the German Embassy.


Eryk Bagshaw and Ms Gerda Winkler (pictured above)



1999 Maria Zijlstra  ABC Radio
2000 Krista Hughes AAP
2001/2 Susan Wyndham Sydney Morning Herald
2003 Susan Wyndham Sydney Morning Herald
2004 Simon Grose Canberra Times
2005 Cherelle Murphy Australian Financial Review
2006 Sophie Morris Australian Financial Review
2007 Chris Johnson The West Australian
2008 Danielle Cronin Canberra Times
2009 Steven Scott Australian Financial Review
2010 Kieran Gilbert Sky News Australia
2011 David Crowe Australian Financial Review
2012 Michael Shirrefs ABC Radio National
2013 Joanna Heath Australian Financial Review
2014 Tom Arup The Age
2015 Leesha McKenny The Sydney Morning Herald
2016 Eryk Bagshaw The Sydney Morning Herald