Application for the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program for International Applicants in USA – 2020/2021. Entry is now open at the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT in USA.Through a combination of fellowships, grants, workshops and other support, the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT seeks to nurture and enhance the ability of journalists from around the world to accurately document the often complex intersection of science, technology and human culture. Fellows receive a stipend of $70,000 as well as some additional benefits, including basic health insurance. Under the terms of MIT residency, fellows must refrain from paid professional work during the course of the 9-month program, unless the program director grants prior permission.
The Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT, founded more than thirty years ago, seeks to nurture and enhance the ability of journalists from around the world to accurately document and illuminate the often complex intersection of Science, Technology and Human Culture.
The Scholarships are one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world. The aim of the program is to create a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.
KNIGHT SCIENCE PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY
Scholars are selected on the following criteria:
- Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.
- To be eligible for a [email protected] Fellowship, applicants must:• Be full-time journalists, whether on staff or freelance. Part-time writers or producers are not eligible.
• Have at least three full years of experience covering science, technology, the environment, or medicine.
• Be reporters, writers, editors, producers, illustrators, filmmakers, or photojournalists. This includes work for newspapers, magazines, television, radio, and digital media.
- Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.
KNIGHT SCIENCE PROGRAM APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
- [email protected] uses an online application system via Submittable. The system will be available for use beginning January 1, 2018. Please read the guidelines and hit the “submit” button to begin your application.
Application must include:
- Provide a brief statement (500-word maximum) about why you want to participate in the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program at MIT and how it would fit with your professional goals.
- Be sure to include your education and work history. (Freelancers should include a list of freelance jobs in the last 12 months. Include each story, venue, and date of publication or broadcast.)
- In consultation with the KSJ staff, Knight fellows will develop and produce a research project in a chosen area of science or science journalism, which should be designed to allow a fellow to explore a particular interest in depth. Fellows will deliver a formal presentation on their topic at the end of the fellowship year. All applicants should describe, in 500 words or less, a project to be developed during the desired fellowship.
- Five relevant work samples are required. Choose samples that best illustrate your interest and abilities. Please include a translation for any work, not in English.
- Three letters of recommendation are required. Letters should come from individuals familiar with your work and should comment on your abilities and your commitment to journalism.
- If English is not your first language, we strongly recommend that you take a language proficiency test (such as TOEFL) and submit your scores as part of your application. This is an MIT requirement for visa processing. If you complete your application submission before receiving your TOEFL scores, you may email them directly to KSJ program administrator, Bettina Urcuoili, at [email protected] If you are not able to take the test in time, the KSJ staff will work with you on a possible waiver to that requirement. If so, do let us know your situation as soon as possible.
- Only applications that have been submitted (with the International Office and registered on the website of the scholarship) before January 15, 2020 will be considered.
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