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2018 Knight Visiting Nieman Journalism Fellowships At Harvard University, USA

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The Harvard University, USA is accepting applications for the Knight Visiting Nieman Journalism Fellowships which is offered to individuals interested in working on special projects designed to advance journalism in some new way. This may be related to research, programming, design, financial strategies or another topic.

Application Deadline: 29th September 2017

Eligible Countries: All

To be taken at (country): USA

Type: Fellowship

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

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.


  • 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;
  • 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.

How To Apply: All Nieman Fellowship applicants must complete an online application form. Candidates for full academic-year fellowships must submit the following information as part of their package: two essaysa professional profile and study planwork samples and three letters of recommendation.

Candidates for the Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowship complete a streamlined application that requires only biographical information, a résumé and a project proposal.

Questions about the application process may be sent to fellowship program administrator Nicole Arias.

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Award Provider: Harvard University

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