Harvard University offers the Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships, a short-term research opportunity to individuals interested in working on special projects designed to advance journalism in some new way. Applicants are not required to be practicing journalism, but must demonstrate the ways in which their work at Harvard and the Nieman Foundation may improve the prospects for journalism’s future.
Duration: from a few weeks to 3 months (depending on the scope of the project)
- Applicants may include freelancers, must be working journalists with at least five years of full-time media experience. Journalism-related work completed as a university student does not count as professional experience.
- Professionals who work in public relations or in a position whose primary focus is not the media are not eligible to apply.
- During the two years prior to applying, an applicant should not have participated in a fellowship lasting four months or longer.
- Applicants nominate themselves for the Fellowships by submitting an application and supplementary materials.
- There are no age limits or academic prerequisites, and a college degree is not required.
- Applicant must speak, read and write English fluently.
Number of fellowships:
- up to 12 U.S. citizens
- 12 international journalists
- For US nationals: stipend of $65,000 paid over a 9 month period to cover living costs; housing, childcare, and health insurance allowances
- International Fellows: must work with Nieman staff to find financial support from sources outside the Nieman Foundation.
- Complete an online application form
- 2 essays
- Professional profile
- Study plan
- Work samples
- 3 letters of recommendation.
- Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships: Sept. 29, 2017
- International Fellowships: Dec. 1, 2017
- S. Fellowships: Jan. 31, 2018
|Organization||Nieman Foundation at Harvard|
|Fellowship Level||Visiting fellowship|
|Eligibility||Open to all nationalities|
|Deadline||29 September 2017|
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