The Nieman Fellowships is now open for applications. Both the U.S. and international journalists are welcome to apply. The winning fellows are expected to spend one year at Harvard auditing classes with some of the university’s greatest thinkers, participating in Nieman events and collaborating with peers. He or she will be granted a stipend of $75,000 paid over a nine-month period to cover living costs.
A Nieman Fellowship is an extraordinary, transformative learning opportunity open to journalists working in all media in every country around the world. Those selected for the program spend two full semesters at Harvard auditing classes with some of the university’s greatest thinkers, participating in Nieman events and collaborating with peers. Nieman Fellows are also able to audit classes at other local universities including MIT and Tufts.
Most Nieman Fellows receive a stipend of $75,000 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.
Level and Area of Studies
Nieman Fellowships is a non-degree program in Journalism-related field.
Place of Study
In the United States of America.
Eligibility and Criteria | Nieman Fellowships
To be eligible, candidates must meet the given criteria as follow:
- 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.
- When appropriate, the applicant’s employer should approve a leave of absence for the academic year (mid-August through May). 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.
There is no nationality restriction.
- International Nieman Fellowship application (for non-U.S. citizens): Dec. 1.
- U.S. Nieman Fellowship application (for U.S. citizens): Jan. 31.