Applications are available for the Joan Shorenstein Fellowship Program 2022-2023 at Harvard Kennedy School. The main focus of a fellow is to research and write a paper on a media/politics topic.
Applicants must be working journalists, politicians, scholars, or policymakers currently or recently active. Fellows receive a stipend of $30,000, paid in monthly installments at the end of each month over the 4-month semester.
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At Harvard Kennedy School, the ‘Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy research center is committed to discovering and illuminating the intersection of press, politics, and public policy in theory and practice.
Why apply to this program? A program offers busy professionals the time and resources to think, research, and write on issues central to our media and politics. Fellows will join regular events hosted by the Center during the semester, together with thought-provoking speakers from the media and social gatherings.
Application Deadline: The application gate is opening until 15th March 2023.
- University or Organization: Harvard Kennedy School
- Department: Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy
- Course Level: NA
- Award: $30,000
- Access Mode: Online
- Number of Awards: NA
- Nationality: International
- The award can be taken in the United States
- Eligible Countries: There are no nationalities restrictions.
- Acceptable Course or Subjects: The program is to advance research in media, politics, and public policy and facilitate a dialogue among journalists, scholars, policymakers, and students.
- Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
- Career professionals from a variety of related fields are welcome to apply.
- Past fellows include journalists from local, national, and international TV, radio, print, and digital media; media and civic technology innovators; nonfiction authors; documentary filmmakers; political advisors and policymakers; leading academic scholars in media research and political science; and policy analysts.
- The Shorenstein Center is committed to diversity and actively encourages applications from all demographic backgrounds and across the political spectrum.
- Applicants should not have participated in another fellowship within the two years before their preferred semester.
- Applicants for Shorenstein Fellowships must be working journalists, politicians, scholars, or policymakers currently or recently active in the field.
- Journalist: Reporters, editors, columnists, producers, media business executives, and related, with a minimum of five years of full-time experience either at professional news organizations or as a full-time freelancer (not including work completed as a university student).
- Politician: Someone who has campaigned and been elected to a national or high-level state office or communications professionals within politics and policy, e.g., speechwriters and press secretaries.
- Scholar: Tenured or tenure-track professor employed by a college, university, or research institution in political science, political communication, journalism, international political communication, or a field relevant to the Shorenstein Center’s areas of inquiry.
- Policymaker: High-level official in a cabinet office or adviser to a candidate for national office.
How to Apply
- How to Apply: To apply for the fellowship, applicants must complete an online application form and submit the required documents through the given link: the Joan Shorenstein Fellowship.
- Applicants or their references may be contacted for further information or an interview.
- Supporting Documents: Applicants are required to submit all the following:
- Upload a resume, CV, or bio: Include educational background, most recent employment, and citations of your five most recent published works (articles, reports, op-eds, academic papers, etc.).
- Upload or link to examples of recently published works (articles, reports, op-eds, academic papers, book excerpts, white papers, policy proposals, etc.)
- Enter contact information for three references.
- Admission Requirements: Before completing the form, applicants must carefully read the information about eligibility, expectations, and research proposals on this page: https://shorensteincenter.org/programs/fellowships/fellowship-application/
- Language Requirement: Applicants must be fluent in English – listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Non-native English speakers must provide TOEFL or IELTS score.
- Fellows obtain a stipend of $30,000, paid in monthly installments at the end of each month over the 4-month semester. The Shorenstein Center does not cover travel and living expenses.
- Fellows are provided with a workstation in the Shorenstein Center fellows’ suite, a computer, phone, Harvard email address, and a Harvard ID allowing access to libraries and other resources.
- Fellows can also select a paid Harvard Kennedy School student research assistant (eligible to work up to 10 hours per week) to work on their projects.
- Expectations: Applicants must be available to residents full-time for one semester (September through December or February through May) in Cambridge, MA.