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Nieman Foundation Visiting Fellowships for International Applicants in USA, 2014

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard is inviting applications for short-term visiting fellowships to work on special research projects designed to advance journalism. US citizens and journalists from other countries may apply for this fellowship. Nieman Visiting Fellows have access to the extensive intellectual resources at Harvard and throughout Cambridge, including scholars, research centers and libraries. The application deadline for the 2014 fellowships is November 8, 2013.

Study Subject (s): Fellowships are awarded to individuals interested in working on special research projects designed to advance journalism.
Course Level: These short-term visiting fellowships are offered for special research projects.
Scholarship Provider: The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard
Scholarship can be taken at: USA

Eligibility: Applicants need not be practicing journalists, but must demonstrate the ways in which their work at Harvard and the Nieman Foundation may improve the prospects for journalism’s future. This may be related to research, programming, design, financial strategies or another topic. U.S. and international applicants are welcome. Those who should consider applying include publishers, programmers, Web designers, media analysts, academics, journalists and others interested in enhancing quality, building new business models or designing programs to improve journalism. The proposed project may be completed during the time spent at Harvard or be part of a larger undertaking. All visiting fellows are expected to be in residence in Cambridge during their study and present their findings to the Nieman community at the end of their research period.

Scholarship Open for International Students: US and international applicants can apply for these fellowships.

Scholarship Description: The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard offers short-term visiting fellowships to individuals interested in working on special research projects designed to advance journalism. Successful applicants are invited to the Nieman Foundation for a period ranging from a few weeks to three months, depending on the scope of the project. Nieman Visiting Fellows have access to the extensive intellectual resources at Harvard and throughout Cambridge, including scholars, research centers and libraries. Successful applicants also have the opportunity to work with the Nieman Fellows and the various standing and evolving projects housed at the Nieman Foundation (Nieman Reports, Nieman Journalism Lab, Nieman Storyboard, initiatives related to watchdog journalism and others).

Number of award (s): The Nieman Foundation will offer up to three Visiting Fellowships each year.

Duration of award(s): Successful applicants are invited to the Nieman Foundation for a period ranging from a few weeks to three months, depending on the scope of the project.

What does it cover? As with other longer-term Nieman fellowships, a Visiting Fellow’s employer is encouraged to extend the employee’s salary and benefits during the period of study. If such funding is not available, a standard Nieman stipend will be provided to the Visiting Fellow and prorated for the length of the fellowship. The Nieman Foundation will also help candidates find temporary housing in the Cambridge area.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. The online application allows you to upload a proposal of up to 500 words (word limits are enforced, so please don’t exceed the limit) that describes your project or inquiry and how you plan to spend your time at Harvard; explain how the work will benefit journalism; and indicate the amount of time, up to 12 weeks, needed to complete the work.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline for the 2014 fellowships is November 8, 2013.

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