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University of Michigan Knight-Wallace Fellowships in USA, 2020

The University of Michigan is awarding Knight-Wallace Fellowships for US and international journalists. A typical Knight-Wallace Fellowship class comprises 12 U.S. journalists and six international colleagues. U.S. fellowships are offered for eight months. International fellowships are offered for either four months or eight months, as funding is available.

A Knight-Wallace Fellowship recognizes exceptional journalists for their work, leadership, and potential with a unique opportunity: an academic year of study, developing new perspectives and networks, and achieving both professional and personal growth at the University of Michigan, one of the world‡s finest universities.

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The Knight-Wallace Fellowship (previously known as the NEH Journalism Fellowship and the Michigan Journalism Fellowship) is an award given to mid-career journalists at the University of Michigan. Knight-Wallace Fellowships are awarded to reporters, editors, photographers, producers, editorial writers, and cartoonists, with at least five years of full-time, professional experience in the news media.


  • Application Deadline: December 1, 2021 (international students) and February 1, 2020  (for US students)
  • Course Level: This four to eight months Knight-Wallace fellowship programme is available to journalists.
  • Study Subject: Fellows devise a personalized study plan with access to the courses and resources of the University of Michigan.
  • Award: U.S. fellows receive $75,000 stipend – distributed as $8,750 monthly – from September through April for living expenses. All tuition and course fees are paid for by the fellowship. All fellowship trips – domestic and international – are covered. If the Fellow‡s employer does not contribute to insurance coverage, health insurance is provided.
  • Number of Awards: Each year we select up to 20 Fellows for a life-changing experience.
  • Nationality: US and international
  • The award can be taken in the USA


  • Eligible Countries: The US and international applicants can apply for this Knight-Wallace fellowship.
  • Entrance Requirements: Qualified applicants must have a minimum of five years of experience and be currently working in some aspect of journalism for a news organization or as an independent journalist. We are looking for a diverse range of journalists including reporters, editors, data experts, visual journalists, audio producers, engagement specialists, designers, developers, entrepreneurs and organizational change agents. If you are not a full-time journalist, the majority of your work should be in journalism. We do not consider full-time academics, public relations writers, internal trade writers, lobbyists, public advocates, or those seeking a degree.
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

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Application Procedure:

The application process is online. It contains instructions on how to submit essays, work samples, and references.

How to Apply: 

  • To apply, students will create a log in. They can save the information and return to the application at any time before final submission.
  • There are two parts of the application to complete but you are required to complete only Phase I at this time.
  • University prefers that students apply online. If they are unable to access the online application, please contact us and we can make arrangements for a mail-in option.

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