The Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships at Harvard

  • Apply Before : September 29, 2019

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 8784

Opportunity Description

This program provides opportunities for short-term research to individuals who want to work on unique projects to make progress in journalism. It has awarded more than 40 visiting fellowships since its inception in 2012.

The successful candidates will use the extensive resource available at MIT and Harvard, including research centers, local scholars, and libraries. They will strive to achieve results that are concrete when developing a project. The Fellows will share their findings and research with others through publications.





  • A stipend of $ 1,350 per week
  • One-bedroom apartment


  • Must be in or close proximity to Cambridge, Mass.
  • Not necessarily be practicing journalists but they should be able to show the impact that their projects will have on journalism’s future.
    • They could be media analysts, designers, academics, entrepreneurs, programmers, and etc.
  • The project of the applicant must have the potentiality of advancing journalism
    • May be related to programming, financial strategies, design, research, or etc.
  • High level of proficiency in the English Language

Advice to the Candidates:

  • Have a clear goal in mind while at the campus and working on your project
  • The opportunity is best suited for those can work independently
  • Be prepared and have all preliminary research ready before arriving. You will start your project on the first day.

Required Info/Documents:

  • Biographical Info
  • A Resume/CV
  • 3 professional references contact info
  • 600-word project proposal (essay)



How to apply:

Deadline:         Sept. 27, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. (EDT).

Location:         Cambridge, Massachusetts

Duration:         (No more than 12 weeks, usually 4-5)

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