The Nieman Visiting Fellowship at Harvard

Deadline: 29 August 2014
Open to: U.S. and international applicants interested in enhancing quality, building new business models or designing programs to improve journalism
Fellowship: stipend will be provided



The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard offers short-term visiting fellowships to individuals interested in working on special research projects designed to advance journalism. It is designed for individuals who are working on shorter-term projects or inquiries who may not be able to spend an academic year at Harvard; who may or may not be journalists; and whose work in support of journalism or journalism models would benefit from concentrated exposure to the assets of Harvard and the Nieman Foundation.

Successful applicants will be invited to the Nieman Foundation for a period ranging from a few weeks to three months, depending on the scope of the project. The Fellows will have access to the extensive intellectual resources at Harvard and throughout Cambridge, including scholars, research centers and libraries. Successful applicants will also have the opportunity to work with the Nieman Fellows and the various standing and evolving projects housed at the Nieman Foundation.


Applicants need not be practicing journalists, but must demonstrate the ways in which their work at Harvard and the Nieman Foundation may improve the prospects for journalism’s future. This may be related to research, programming, design, financial strategies or another topic. U.S. and international applicants are welcome.


Visiting Fellow’s employer is encouraged to extend the employee’s salary and benefits during the period of study. If such funding is not available, a standard Nieman stipend will be provided to the Visiting Fellow and prorated for the length of the fellowship. The Nieman Foundation will also help candidates find temporary housing in the Cambridge area.


Application deadline is 29 August 2014.

Submit your application online HERE, upload your resume and a proposal of up to 500 words that describes your project or inquiry and how you plan to spend your time at Harvard; explain how the work will benefit journalism; and indicate the amount of time, up to 12 weeks, needed to complete the work.

For further information visit the official website HERE.

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