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It’s time to apply! Here are the deadlines for U.S. fellowships for international journalists

Looking for some time away from the newsroom to pursue a special project? Want additional training on the newest digital tools to improve your reporting? Weeks- or months-long fellowships at U.S. universities or organizations can provide the time, money and resources you need.

Below are application deadlines (ordered by nearest date) for well-known fellowships that are open to journalists from around the world.


Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships

As part of this short-term program, the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University selects at least five people from around the world to spend up to 12 weeks at the school working on special projects. The program is supported by the John and James L. Knight Foundation. The deadline is Sept. 29, 2017.


John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford

The JSK Fellows program focuses on “journalism innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership.” Journalists from across the world are chosen to participate in the 10-month program at Stanford University in California each year. Applications are open from Oct. 2 to Dec. 4, 2017.


Kiplinger Fellowship

The Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism offers the Kiplinger Fellowship for journalists from around the world to       spend a week at the Ohio State University for training on           digital tools and tactics. Applications open Oct. 2 and close       on Nov. 19, 2017.


Stigler Center Journalists in Residence Program

“Up-and-coming” journalists from around the world are invited to apply for this journalist-in-residence program in business reporting. For about 12 weeks, participants will audit classes, participate in events, collaborate with peers, socialize with the scholars at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. The deadline to apply is Oct. 23, 2017.


Nieman Fellowships

The Nieman Foundation selects up to 24 journalists each year to participate in a paid fellowship at Harvard University. There is also an opportunity to be chosen as a Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellow in Journalism Innovation. The deadlines are as follows: Dec. 1, 2017 (international journalists) and Jan. 31, 2018 (U.S.).

Knight-Wallace Fellowships

The Knight-Wallace Fellowship is for a year of academic study at the University of Michigan.  There are typically 12 Americans and six international journalists chosen as part of the program which offers access to courses, seminars and workshops. U.S. fellowships are offered for eight months, while international fellowships are offered for either four or eight months. The deadlines are as follows: Dec. 1, 2017 (International applicants) and Feb. 1, 2018 (U.S. applicants).


World Press Institute Fellowship

The World Press Institute Fellowship is open to 10 experience international journalists who will spend three weeks in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota before traveling to several U.S. cities for briefings, interviews and visits. The program provides “immersion into the governance, politics, business, media, journalistic ethics and culture o the United States." The deadline to apply is Feb. 16, 2018.


Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program at MIT

The Knight Science Journalism Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology lasts for nine months and focuses on science, technology and journalism. The fellowship is open to ten science journalists from around the world. Details about the fellowships for the 2018-2019 academic year will be announced in early 2018.


Persephone Miel Fellowship

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, in collaboration with Internews, oversees this fellowship for journalists, writers, photographers, radio producers or filmmakers from outside the U.S. to report on a topic particular to their home country, with emphasis given to those that are unreported or under-reported in mainstream media. The fellowship includes a trip to Washington, D.C. for a two-day workshop. Applications for 2018 will be open in 2018.


Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship

The International Women’s Media Foundation awards the Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship to women journalists focusing on covering human rights and social justice. Journalists in this program combine academic research and professional reporting. The journalist selected will complete research and coursework at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for International Studies and intern with media outlets like The Boston Globe and The New York Times. Applications will open in Spring 2018.


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