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.
- 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
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.
- $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.
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