Application for the Knight-Wallace Fellowships for International Students in USA – 2020/2021. Entry is now open at the University of Michigan in USA.A Knight-Wallace Fellowship recognizes exceptional journalists for their work, leadership, and potential with a unique opportunity: an academic year of study, developing new perspectives and networks, and achieving both professional and personal growth at the University of Michigan, one of the world’s finest universities. U.S. fellows receive $75,000 stipend – distributed as $8,750 monthly – from September through April for living expenses. All tuition and course fees are paid for by the fellowship. All fellowship trips – domestic and international – are covered. If the Fellow’s employer does not contribute to insurance coverage, health insurance is provided.
The Knight-Wallace Fellowship (previously known as the NEH Journalism Fellowship and the Michigan Journalism Fellowship) is an award given to mid-career journalists at the University of Michigan. Knight-Wallace Fellowships are awarded to reporters, editors, photographers, producers, editorial writers, and cartoonists, with at least five years of full-time, professional experience in the news media.
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-WALLACE FELLOWSHIPS ELIGIBILITY
Scholars are selected on the following criteria:
- The US and international applicants can apply for this Knight-Wallace fellowship.
- Qualified applicants must have a minimum of five years of experience and be currently working in some aspect of journalism for a news organization or as an independent journalist. We are looking for a diverse range of journalists including reporters, editors, data experts, visual journalists, audio producers, engagement specialists, designers, developers, entrepreneurs and organizational change agents. If you are not a full-time journalist, the majority of your work should be in journalism. We do not consider full-time academics, public relations writers, internal trade writers, lobbyists, public advocates, or those seeking a degree.
- 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-WALLACE FELLOWSHIPS APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
- The application process is online. It contains instructions on how to submit essays, work samples, and references.
Application must include:
- To apply, students will create a log in. They can save the information and return to the application at any time before final submission.
- There are two parts of the application to complete but you are required to complete only Phase I at this time.
- University prefers that students apply online. If they are unable to access the online application, please contact us and we can make arrangements for a mail-in option.
- Only applications that have been submitted (with the International Office and registered on the website of the scholarship) before February 1, 2020 will be considered.
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