The Nieman Visiting Fellowships at Harvard offer short-term research opportunities to individuals interested in working on special projects designed to advance journalism. The application deadlines depend on which country you are from as you can see below:
- International Nieman Fellowship application (for non-U.S. citizens): December 1
- U.S. Nieman Fellowship application (for U.S. citizens): January 31
About the Nieman Visiting Fellowships at Harvard
The Nieman Visiting Fellowships at Harvard offer short-term research opportunities to individuals interested in working on special projects designed to advance journalism in some new way. Candidates need not be practicing journalists, but must demonstrate how their work at Harvard and the Nieman Foundation may improve the prospects for journalism’s future. This may be research, programming, design, financial strategies or another topic. Both U.S. and international applicants are invited to apply.
Below are the eligibility criteria:
- The proposed project must have the potential to advance journalism. This may be related to research, programming, design, financial strategies or another topic.
- Those who should consider applying include journalists, publishers, technologists, entrepreneurs, programmers, designers, media analysts, academics and others who want to make an impact. There is no age limit or academic prerequisites, and a college degree is not required. Both U.S. and international applicants are invited to apply.
- Candidates must be available to reside in Cambridge, Mass., for the duration of the fellowship.
- Prospective fellows must speak and read English fluently and have a command of written English.
How to Apply for Nieman Visiting Fellowships at Harvard
The application will require biographical information, a résumé or curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references, and a 600-word project proposal—an essay that describes the project you plan to pursue as a visiting fellow at Harvard.
The guiding questions to answer within the essay are:
- Which particular Harvard or local resources will be especially important and useful?
- How, specifically, will you use your fellowship time to advance the project?
- What will be the end product or result of your fellowship?
- How will your work benefit journalism?
To submit your application, click here.
For more information, visit the fellowship webpage.