Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship at the University of Michighan

Application Deadline: February 1, 2014, 11:59 pm, Eastern Standard Time.


Each year, the fellowship brings together exceptional journalists from the U.S. and abroad to share this life-changing experience. The fellows devise a personalized study plan with access to the courses and resources of the University of Michigan. Twice-weekly seminars bring the best from the worlds of journalism and academia directly to you.


Why Apply

  • Extensive travel is a core component of the Knight-Wallace expeience. Equal emphasis is placed  on broadening horizons outside the classroom with news tours to Argentina, Brazil and Turkey and a family trip to Northern Michigan. Where else will you go from pressing fresh apple cider in the crisp air of a Northern Michigan fall to galloping on a horse through the brush on the Argentine Pampas to learning Brazilian dance at an escola de samba?
  • Stipends and Family Life includes $70,000 for U.S. fellows (stipends for international fellows vary) and opportunities for our fellow’s partners, spouses and children. The intellectual resources of the university as well as the program’s activities are open to spouses and partners. Children are invited to many after-hour events at Wallace House.

A typical Knight-Wallace Fellowship class comprises 12 U.S. journalists and six international colleagues.


  • Applicants must be full-time journalists, with a minimum five years professional experience, whose work appears regularly as an employee or freelancer.
  • Print, broadcast, photo, documentary and Internet journalists are eligible. There are no academic prerequisites.

International fellowships are offered for either four months or eight months, as funding is available.


Fellows are selected on the basis of past performance, future promise and, above all, leadership in some aspect of journalism. Great care goes into assembling classes of fellows that mix the type and size of news organizations as well as personality, geography and background.

For More Information:

Visit the Application procedure Page for International Applicants

Visit the Official Webpage of the Knight Wallace Journalism Fellowship


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