International Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University, USA

International Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University: International Nieman Fellowship to study at Harvard University, United States was established to enable and encourage talents from all over the world to have the opportunity to study in one of the best university in the world. The fellowship is supported by the Nieman Foundation which is determined to galvanize dynamic set of initiatives to promote and raise the standards of journalism and educate and surprise those determined to make excellent impact to its future. The fellowship amongst other things, offers the fellows rare opportunity of time to think, plan, learn and create in an engaging academic environment. Nieman is the only fellowship awards program that holds several publishing and convening initiatives that is focused on journalism.

Fellowship Sponsor(s): Nieman Foundation

Fellowship Type: Full Fellowship

Fellowship level:  Postgraduate

Fellowship Worth: Full Fellowship with stipend of $75,000 for living expenses.

Subject Eligibility: All fields of Journalism

Country/Candidate Eligibility: Fellowship is for international students

You may also apply for:Early Career Fellowship for Global Scholars at University of California, Irvine

Fellowship Eligibility and Selection Criteria:

  • Applicants for the fellowship program must be a United States citizen or an international student wishing to undertake his/her fellowship at Harvard University.
  • Applicant must fill and complete an online application with relevant supporting documents.
  • Applicants who are freelance journalists are free to apply.

Other Financial Benefits of the International Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University, USA

  • Applicants are to note that the fellowship will also provide additional allowances for childcare as well as health insurance to members of the awardee’s family depending on the age and number.
  • Also, Nieman Fellowship awards covers the expenses incurred while attending Harvard classes for fellows and their affiliates (spouses or partners). The fellow’s affiliate enjoys the same privileges as the fellows and may attend classes, use other facilities and the library. They can as well be involved in almost all the activities of Nieman.

Other Important Notice:

  • Applicants are to submit two essays: a personal statement and a research proposal for study at Harvard University.
  • Applicants are also to supply two summaries which will include a professional profile and a study plan.
  • The professional profile should not be more than 100 words that summarizes applicant’s career, publications, journalism awards as well as special interest of the applicant.
  • The study plan should be brief not more than 50 words.
  • Work samples of the applicants should be submitted to the online application through file uploads or URL. Work samples should be recent with clear dates. Applicants are advised to send in their samples and other supporting documents in English Language.
  • Applicants are to submit three confidential letters of recommendation which should indicate the applicant’s abilities, experience, potential for professional growth and leadership and the impact the fellowship will have on the applicant’s career in journalism.

Scholarship Application Webpage

Application Deadline: 1st December, 2019

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