International Journalism Fellows at Harvard University

Deadline: 1 December 2013
Open to:  full-time journalists
Fellowship: varies by applicant. Nieman staff will help fellows find funding.


The Nieman Foundation selects up to 12 International fellows each year. International Nieman Fellowships are reserved for citizens of nations other than the United States, including journalists with non-U.S. citizenship working in the United States or working for U.S. media companies. Since the first International fellow joined the class of 1951, fellows from 92 countries and territories have come to Harvard as a Nieman fellow for a year of learning, exploration and fellowship.

Nieman Fellowships are awarded to print, broadcast and online reporters, editors, photographers, producers, columnists, filmmakers and cartoonists with at least five years of full-time, professional experience in the news media.


Applicants must be full-time journalists (including freelancers) with at least five years’ experience. Journalists may work for news or editorial departments of newspapers, wire services, radio, television, websites, online publications or magazines of general public interest. Photojournalists, editorial cartoonists, filmmakers, columnists and broadcast producers are also eligible.

Prospective Nieman fellows must be fluent in speaking, reading and writing English. All Nieman seminars and Harvard classes are in English, so proficiency in English is necessary to benefit fully from the Nieman experience.


While funds from the original Nieman bequest are restricted to U.S. citizens, international candidates selected as fellows work with the Nieman staff to find financial support from sources outside the Nieman Foundation. Obtaining funding is not a condition of being awarded a fellowship.


To apply, you may either use the online application AVAILABLE HERE or download and print the appropriate paper application. More details about how to apply are available HERE

The deadline for application submission is 1 December 2013, (except those from applicants in Canadathe PhilippinesSouth Africa and South Korea; please note, that each of these nations has a unique Nieman application, selection process and submission deadlines)

Applications from International candidates are reviewed by a selection committee that includes the Nieman curator. Finalists are interviewed in February and candidates selected as fellows are notified in March.

For more information about International Fellowships, send an e-mail to

Visit the official website HERE for further information.

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