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Applications now open for Nieman Foundation’s new project-based fellowship



The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard has announced the creation of a new project-based fellowship that is not restricted to practicing journalists and is intended for shorter visit terms. The foundation is now receiving applications.

Joshua Benton at the Nieman Journalism Lab writes that the new Visiting Fellowship program is aimed for those applicants who cannot stay an entire academic year in Harvard or whose work doesn’t fit perfectly with the university’s academic calendar. Three visiting fellows will be accepted each year.

Projects can be related to research, programming, design, financial strategies or any other area focused in improving the future of journalism. The fellowship is not restricted to working journalists, and individuals in the U.S. and abroad are invited to apply.

Applicants who are accepted to the program will be invited to Harvard University for a period of time that can range from a few weeks to several months, depending on their project. They will be expected to reside in Cambridge, Mass. for the duration of the fellowship and present their findings at the end.

The applicants' employers are encouraged to extend their salaries and benefits for the duration of the fellowship. If impossible, Nieman will provide a standard stipend to those accepted to the program.

Applications must be received by Nov. 19 for the first selection round. Applicants should submit a proposal of up to 500 words that describes how they plan to spend their time at Harvard, how their project will benefit journalism, and how long it will take to complete work.

The Neiman Foundation offers a variety of other fellowships each year. For more details on Nieman’s Visiting Fellowships or their other programs visit the Nieman Foundation’s website.



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