Harvard University Knight Visiting Nieman Journalism Fellowships 2018

 The Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships at Harvard University is open to individuals interested in working on special projects designed to advance journalism in some new way.

Application Deadline: 29th September 2017

Eligible Countries: All

To be taken at (country): USA

About the Award: The Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships at Harvard offer short-term research opportunities to individuals interested in working on special projects designed to advance journalism in some new way. Candidates need not be practicing journalists, but must demonstrate the ways in which their work at Harvard and the Nieman Foundation may improve the prospects for journalism’s future.This may be related to research, programming, design, financial strategies or another topic. Both U.S. and international applicants are invited to apply.

Type: Fellowship

Eligibility: 

  • In addition to working journalists, those who should consider applying include publishers, programmers, designers, media analysts, academics and others interested in enhancing quality, building new business models or designing programs to improve journalism;
  • All applicants for academic-year Nieman Fellowships, including 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.
  • Candidates nominate themselves for Nieman Fellowships by submitting an application and supplementary materials. There are no age limits or academic prerequisites, and a college degree is not required.
  • After candidates have been chosen, they must agree in writing to honor all leave stipulations made with their employers; to refrain from professional work during the fellowship year, except as approved by the Nieman curator; and to complete work in a minimum of one course per semester and honor commitments made to faculty as a condition of auditing a class.
  • All visiting fellows are expected to be in residence in Cambridge during their study and present their findings to the Nieman community at the end of their research period;
  • There are no academic prerequisites, and a college degree is not required;

Value of Fellowship: 

  • Recipients of short-term Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships receive a stipend prorated for the length of their fellowships as well as free housing for the length of their stay at Harvard.
  • In addition to a monthly stipend, fellows receive modest housing, childcare and health insurance allowances, depending on the size of their families.

Selection Process: Successful applicants are invited to the Nieman Foundation for a period ranging from a few weeks to three months, depending on the scope of the project. Knight Visiting Nieman Fellows have access to the extensive resources at Harvard and throughout Cambridge, including local scholars, research centers and libraries. Successful applicants also have the opportunity to work withNieman Fellows and the various projects housed at the Nieman Foundation, including Nieman Reports, Nieman Journalism Lab, and Nieman Storyboard.

Duration of Program: Successful applicants are invited to the Nieman Foundation for a period ranging from a few weeks to three months, depending on the scope of the project.

Number of Awardees: Not specified

How to Apply: Apply here

Visit Fellowship Webpage for details

Award Provider: Harvard University

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