Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships 2020/2021- Harvard University, USA.

Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships at Harvard offer short-term research opportunities to individuals interested in working on special projects designed to advance journalism. Since this initiative’s inception in 2012, the Nieman Foundation has awarded 42 visiting fellowships ranging between two and twelve weeks.

Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships 2020

Candidates need not be practising journalists but must demonstrate the ways in which their work at Harvard and the Nieman Foundation may improve the prospects for journalism’s future.

Therefore, Harvard University in the USA in collaboration with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is inviting applications for the Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships 2021.

Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships Eligibility

To be considered eligible;

  • The proposed project must have the potential to advance journalism. This may be related to research, programming, design, financial strategies or another topic.
  • Those who should consider applying include journalists, publishers, technologists, entrepreneurs, programmers, designers, media analysts, academics and others who want to make an impact.
  • There is no age limit or academic prerequisites, and a college degree is not required.
  • Both U.S. and international applicants are invited to apply.
  • Candidates must be available to be in residence in Cambridge, Mass., for the duration of the fellowship.
  • Prospective fellows must speak and read English fluently and have a command of written English.


Knight Visiting Nieman Fellows utilize the extensive resources at Harvard and MIT, including local scholars, research centres and libraries, to achieve concrete results, either developing a project that can be completed during the time spent at Harvard or as part of a larger undertaking that continues after the fellowship period ends.

Worth of Award

  • For fellows not supported by an employer during the fellowship, a stipend of $1,350 per week will be provided.
  • If an employer keeps the fellow on salary during the fellowship because the project benefits the organization, a fellowship stipend will not be provided.
  • If a fellow does not reside in the Boston area or otherwise have accommodations, free use of a furnished one-bedroom apartment will be available for the length of the fellowship.

Deadline: Application closes  September 25, 2020.

How to Apply For Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships 

  • The application requires biographical information, a résumé or curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references, and a 600-word project proposal—an essay that describes the project you plan to pursue as a visiting fellow at Harvard.
  • The guiding questions to answer within the essay are: Which particular Harvard or local resources will be especially important and useful? How, specifically, will you use your fellowship time to advance the project? What will be the end product or result of your fellowship? How will your work benefit journalism?
  • The application process involves creating an account with SlideRoom, using your preferred email address.
  • If you already have a SlideRoom account, simply login to proceed. You may save your information and return as many times as you like prior to completing the application.
  • Immediately after submitting the application, you will receive a confirmation email from SlideRoom with the subject line “Thank you for using SlideRoom!”
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