2016/17 John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University ($65,000 Stipend, Fully Funded)

John S Kunight journalism Fellowship

Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m., Pacific Standard Time, December 1, 2015.

JSK Fellows learn from, and collaborate with, each other. Diversity of background, experience and viewpoints is a fundamental value of the program.

  • JSK Fellows spend a significant portion of their time pursuing their journalism challenges, while also taking advantage of classes and other activities at Stanford and in Silicon Valley.
  • By the end of the program, JSK expect fellows to have some sort of outcome from their work on the journalism challenges. That outcome can take many forms and is often a preliminary or intermediate step toward a goal that the fellow will continue to pursue after their JSK Fellowship.
  • Some fellows explore ideas that involve technology, others work on challenges that focus on organizational change and innovation.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • U.S. applicants for a JSK Fellowship ideally have at least seven years of full-time professional experience;
  • International applicants ideally have at least five years.
  • No college degree is required.Professional background

    JSK consider applicants who fall into one or more of these categories:

    • Journalists employed by a news organization or journalism freelancers
    • Journalism entrepreneurs and innovators
    • Journalism business and management executives

Fellowship Worth:

Stipend: $65,000 (paid in 10 monthly installments, September through June)

Tuition: JSK pays this directly to Stanford for you.

Books, research and equipment supplement: $4,000 (may be used for laptops, digital cameras, recorders, software, books, research fees or payments, web design, fees for non-Stanford courses and workshops and travel expenses related to the fellow’s innovation proposal.)

Housing supplement (total for the year):

  • $3,000 to single fellows, married fellows and those with domestic partners who are not bringing children.
  • $10,000 for fellows with one child
  • $13,000 for fellows with two or more children

Childcare supplement (total for the year):

  • $12,000 for one child under age 5
  • $9,000 for each additional child under age 5
  • $6,000 for each child ages 5 to 17

Health insurance supplement: Ranges from approximately $4,300 for the year for single fellows to $10,250 for a couple with two or more children, which covers the cost of Stanford health insurance.

Moving supplement:

  • $2,000 to $4,000 to fellows living in the United States, depending on family size
  • $3,000 to $6,000 to fellows living outside the United States, depending on family size

Other benefits of a JSK Fellowship:

  • Access to some of the world’s most innovative thinkers and organizations, from technology giants to hot new startups to Stanford’s 100-plus special institutes and centers.
  • Opportunities to join classes taught by top-notch Stanford professors and instructors in a wide range of specialties. It is not uncommon for classes to be taught by people who also are working in the private sector.
  • A rich intellectual and cultural campus life, including live theater, music and dance performances and special lectures and events.
  • Fellowship social events where everyone can get to know one another. A number of these events also are open to fellows’ children.
  • Spouses and partners are eligible to take classes and attend fellowship seminars just as the fellows do. Fellows’ children can attend excellent Palo Alto-area schools and are included in some special fellowship social activities.
  • Exposure to the incredible diversity of world views, experiences and cultural traditions that about 20 fellows from all over the world bring to the program.
  • New friendships, professional connections and entrepreneurial skills that will continue beyond your 10 months with us.

E-Mail: [email protected]

Apply Now for the 2016 John S. Knight (JSK) Fellowship

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  1. I would like to apply am currently not employed but I have a Bachelors degree in Masscomunication can I be considered


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