Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships Program

The Nieman Foundation
Last date: 
Friday, December 1, 2017
Country: 
Australia
China
India
Japan
Philippines
South Africa
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States

Detailed Description

Deadline

    For International Applicants: 1 December 2017
    For U.S. Applicants: 31 January 2018

The Nieman Foundation is accepting applications for its Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships Program. These 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. 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 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.

Benefits

  • 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 with Nieman Fellows and the various projects housed at the Nieman Foundation, including Nieman Reports, Nieman Journalism Lab, and Nieman Storyboard.

Eligibility Criteria

Both U.S. and international applicants are invited to apply.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via http://nieman.harvard.edu/fellowships/nieman-visiting-fellowships/