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Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program for International Applicants in USA, 2016-2017
Applications are invited for 9 months Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Programme for the year 2016. Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.
Through a combination of fellowships, grants, workshops and other support, the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT seeks to nurture and enhance the ability of journalists from around the world to accurately document the often complex intersection of science, technology and human culture.
The Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT, founded more than thirty years ago, seeks to nurture and enhance the ability of journalists from around the world to accurately document and illuminate the often complex intersection of Science, Technology and Human Culture.
Applicants must be reporters, writers, editors, producers, illustrators, filmmakers, or photojournalists. They may work for newspapers, magazines, television, radio, and digital media.
Deadline : February 29, 2016
Course Level: This is a 9 months fellowships programme offered to journalists.
Study Subject: The Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Programme supports a global community of dedicated and thoughtful journalists specializing in science, health, technology and environmental reporting.
Scholarship Award: Fellows receive a stipend of $70,000 as well as some additional benefits, including basic health insurance. As such, Fellows must refrain from paid professional work during the course of the 9-month program, unless the program director grants prior permission.
Scholarship can be taken at: USA (Boston)
Eligibility: To be eligible for a Knight Fellowship, applicants must:
-Be full-time journalists, whether on staff or freelance. Part-time writers or producers are not eligible.
-Have at least three full years of experience covering science, technology, the environment, or medicine.
-Be reporters, writers, editors, producers, illustrators, filmmakers, or photojournalists. They may work for newspapers, magazines, television, radio, and digital media.
To be awarded a Fellowship, selected applicants must agree to the following requirements:
-To reside full-time in the Boston/Cambridge area for the academic year: August 15 through May 15.
-To attend field trips, seminars, and required training sessions arranged by the Knight Science Journalism Fellowships.
-To participate in at least one science course per semester.
-To produce two short journalistic works for the programme’s magazine, Undark, during the academic year.
-To refrain from professional work during the Fellowship, unless written permission has been granted by the Director.
-International candidates must obtain a J-1 visa from the U.S. State Department after being awarded the Fellowship.
Nationality: Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.