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.
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.
* 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;
Number of Awardees: Not specified
Value of Fellowship:
* A stipend prorated for the length of their fellowships as well as free housing for the length of their stay at Harvard.
* A monthly stipend, modest housing, childcare and health insurance allowances, depending on the size of their families.
Duration of Program: a period ranging from a few weeks to three months, depending on the scope of the project.
How to Apply: Visit link below.