Application Deadline: Dec. 1, 2016
The *Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship in Journalism Innovation brings individuals to Harvard University to work on a specific course of research or a specific project relating to journalism innovation. The fellowship is a collaboration between the Nieman Foundation for Journalism and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard. Both organizations share a set of common interests around journalism, innovation, and the evolution of the digital space, and both have longstanding fellowship programs that offer a year of learning and collaboration with others in the Harvard community.
Proposals from Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship candidates may deal with any issue relating to journalism’s digital transformation. Examples include ideas for new revenue streams to fund journalism, the construction of new tools for reporting, or research into news consumption patterns. Candidates must explain how their proposals will benefit journalism.
- The Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship is open to both U.S. and international applicants.
- Candidates should either be working journalists or work for a news organization in a business, technology, or leadership capacity. Freelance journalists are welcome to apply.
- Nieman Fellows receive a stipend of $65,000 paid over a nine-month period to cover living costs.
- The Nieman Foundation also provides housing, childcare, and health insurance allowances based on the number and ages of family members.
- Nieman additionally covers the cost of attending Harvard classes for fellows and their affiliates. Affiliates are the partners and spouses of fellows.
- They enjoy many of the same privileges as fellows and may attend classes, use Harvard libraries and other facilities, and are welcome to participate in almost all Nieman activities.
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 essays; a professional profile and study plan; work samples and three letters of recommendation.
Questions about the application process may be sent to fellowship program administrator Nicole Arias.
- International Fellowships: Dec. 1, 2016
- Martin Wise Goodman Canadian Fellowship: Jan. 6, 2017
- U.S. Fellowships: Jan. 31, 2017
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