Application for the Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship in Journalism Innovation in USA – 2022/2023. Entry is now open at the Nieman Foundation in USA.
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. Most 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. Because funds from the original Nieman bequest are restricted to U.S. citizens, International Nieman Fellows are encouraged to work with Nieman staff to find financial support from sources outside the Nieman Foundation. However, obtaining outside funding is not a condition of being selected for a fellowship. Funds typically come from foundations and journalism organizations in the fellows’ home countries. The Nieman Foundation works with several international foundations that provide stipendiary support to citizens of certain nations or regions of the world. Recipients of short-term Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships receive a stipend prorated for the length of their fellowships as well as free housing for the length of their stay at Harvard. Through generous gifts made to the foundation, Nieman is able to support a number of fellowships with endowed funds. In addition to a monthly stipend, fellows receive modest housing, childcare and health insurance allowances, depending on the size of their families.
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.
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.
NIEMAN-BERKMAN KLEIN FELLOWSHIP ELIGIBILITY
Scholars are selected on the following criteria:
- The Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship is open to both U.S. and international applicants.
- 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.
- 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.
NIEMAN-BERKMAN KLEIN FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
- Candidates who want to apply for the 2022-23 Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowships should complete either the international fellowship application or the U.S. fellowship application and indicate interest in being considered for the Nieman-Berkman Klein program in the appropriate section.
- Only applications that have been submitted (with the International Office and registered on the website of the scholarship) before December 1, 2021 will be considered.
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