The Nieman Foundation awards paid fellowships to journalists working in print, broadcast, digital and audiovisual media each year. Journalists and other professionals work in positions that support journalism, such as news companies’ business or technology departments.
The Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship in Journalism Innovation brings individuals to Harvard University to work on a specific course of research or a project relating to journalism innovation.
Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship in Journalism Innovation, USA
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The Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship is open to both U.S and international applicants. Candidates should either be working journalists or work for a news organization in a business, technology, or leadership capacity. Freelance journalists are welcome to apply.
- Applications Deadline: International journalists: December 1, 2023
- U.S. journalists (U.S. citizens): January 31, 2024
- Study Subject: Fellowships are available to pursue research in 18th-20th century Jewish history, Hebrew literature, Jewish art, or Hebrew booklore.
- Number of Scholarships: up to 24
- Nationality: the U.S. and international applicants
- Scholarship can be taken in the USA
- Eligible Countries: The Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship is open to both U.S. and international applicants.
- Course Level: The Fellowship program supports short-term research and writing at the I. Edward Kyiv Judaica Collection, housed in the Kyiv Room of the Gelman Library.
- Entrance Requirements: The Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship is open to both U.S. and international applicants. Candidates should either be working journalists or work for a news organization in a business, technology, or leadership capacity. Freelance journalists are welcome to apply.
- How to Apply: Candidates who want to apply for the 2024-25 Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowships should complete either the international or the U.S. fellowship application and indicate interest in being considered for the Nieman-Berkman Klein program in the appropriate section.
- 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.
- Most Nieman Fellows receive a stipend of $65,000 paid over a nine-month period to cover living costs. The Nieman Foundation also provides housing, childcare, and health insurance allowances based on the number and ages of family members.
- Nieman additionally covers the cost of attending Harvard classes for fellows and their affiliates. Affiliates are the partners and spouses of fellows. They enjoy many of the same privileges as fellows and may attend classes, use Harvard libraries and other facilities, and are welcome to participate in almost all Nieman activities.
- Because funds from the original Nieman bequest are restricted to U.S. citizens, International Nieman Fellows are encouraged to work with Nieman staff to find financial support from sources outside the Nieman Foundation. However, obtaining outside funding is not a condition of being selected for a fellowship. Funds typically come from foundations and journalism organizations in the fellows’ home countries. The Nieman Foundation works with several international foundations that provide stipendiary support to citizens of certain nations or regions of the world.
- Recipients of short-term Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships receive a stipend prorated for the length of their fellowships as well as free housing for the length of their stay at Harvard.
- Through generous gifts made to the foundation, Nieman is able to support a number of fellowships with endowed funds.
- In addition to a monthly stipend, fellows receive modest housing, childcare and health insurance allowances, depending on the size of their families.