Nieman Fellowships for international Journalists, USA

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Nieman Fellowships for international Journalists, USA is open for . The scholarship allows level programm(s) in the field of taught at . The deadline of the scholarship is .

Nieman Fellowships for international Journalists, USA



Nieman foundation is offering up to 12 Fellowships for journalists to spend two full semesters at Harvard. U.S. and international applicants can apply for these Nieman fellowships. The main objective of the foundation is to provide high quality, comprehensive educational and training opportunities that are compatible to changing needs of the students. The mission of the foundation is to promote and elevate the standards of journalism. To be a part of this fellowship programme all prospective fellows must speak, read and write English fluently.




  • Fellows choose their own course of study at Harvard. Some use the year to deepen their knowledge in a field of interest while others seek to broaden their knowledge in several areas or prepare for a new assignment. Fellows are required to complete course work in one class each semester. They audit other courses at Harvard College and in graduate school classrooms throughout the university as well as classes at the MIT Center for Civic Media, the MIT Media Lab and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

  • Fellowships are available for journalists to spend two full semesters at Harvard.

  • 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.



Eligibility Criteria: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for this Nieman fellowship:




  • All applicants for Nieman Fellowships, including freelancers, must be working journalists with at least five years of full-time media experience. Journalism-related work completed as a university student does not count as professional experience. People who work in public relations or at organizations whose primary business is not the media are not eligible to apply.

  • During the two years prior to applying, an applicant should not have participated in a fellowship or taken a leave of absence from work that lasted for four months or longer.

  • Candidates nominate themselves for Nieman Fellowships by submitting an application and supplementary materials. There are no age limits or academic prerequisites, and a college degree is not required.

  • After candidates have been chosen, they must agree in writing to honor all leave stipulations made with their employers; to refrain from professional work during the fellowship year, except as approved by the Nieman curator; and to complete work in a minimum of one course per semester and honor commitments made to faculty as a condition of auditing a class. Fellows also must remain in residence in the Cambridge area while classes are in session and participate in all Nieman Foundation programs.



Eligible Nationalities: U.S. and international applicants can apply for these Nieman fellowships.



Entrance Requirements:



All applicants for Nieman Fellowships, including freelancers, must be working journalists with at least five years of full-time media experience. Journalism-related work completed as a university student does not count as professional experience.



English language Requirements:




  1. All prospective fellows must speak, read and write English fluently.



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Documents Required: 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.
-Candidates for the Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowship complete a streamlined application that requires only biographical information, a résumé and a project proposal.



Application Procedure:




  • All Nieman Fellowship applicants must complete an online application form.



Application Form



Deadline:




  • Application deadlines are: International Fellowships: Dec. 1, 2016 and U.S. Fellowships: Jan. 31, 2017.



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Nieman Fellowships for international Journalists, USA is available to undertake level programs at .

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