The Susan Cardinal Emerging Reporter Fund will support undergraduate journalism students pursuing an innovative research/reporting project. Students will be required to submit a detailed pitch/proposal for their project, and the Journalism Program of Carleton’s School of Journalism and Communication will lead the selection process. Recipients will work closely with faculty members to advance their project and to disseminate results through publication or other channels best suited to their specific research and reporting project. Individual grants will be based on the merit of the reporter, and the scope of the project and its funding needs. Funding can include costs related to the research and reporting project, including travel. Established in 2021 in memory of Susan Cardinal, BJ/80 by a close friend.

Susan Cardinal was an award-winning journalist who had a wonderful passion for researching and telling stories in all of the work she did as a host, reporter and documentary producer with the CBC, as an independent television producer and and as a media trainer in local and international settings.