Knight Science Journalism Fellowship 2014 is now open for applications from self-motivated journalists who hope to improve their coverage of science, technology, medicine or the environment. Each year Knight Science Journalism Fellowship accept 10 to 12 journalists from the U.S. and around the world. Knight Fellows devise their own plan of study, auditing courses at MIT and Harvard, attending lectures and colloquia, and interviewing faculty members.
Fellows receive a stipend of $65,000 plus tuition, health Insurance, research trip stipend, conference stipend, and access to everything at MIT and Harvard.
- Applicants must be full-time (including freelancers) and must have at least three full years of experience covering science, technology, the environment, or medicine; or at least five years of other journalism experience and a desire to cover those areas in the future
- Journalism experience must be in the years immediately prior to applying
- Applicants may be reporters, writers, editors, producers, illustrators or photo-journalists. They may work for newspapers, magazines, television, radio or the Web
- There are no educational prerequisites, nor is there an age-limit
- Professionals working in public information, public relations, the trade press, government or academia are not eligible
- Proficiency in English is necessary for Fellows to make the most of their time at MIT.
To be awarded a Fellowship, selected applicants must agree to the following requirements:
- To reside full-time in the Boston/Cambridge area for the academic year: August 15 through May 15.
- To attend all boot camps, field trips, seminars, and new media training sessions arranged by the Knight Science Journalism Fellowships.
- To participate in at least one science course per semester.
- To refrain from professional work during the Fellowship, unless written permission has been granted by the Director.
- For international candidates: To obtain a J-1 visa from the U.S. State Department after being awarded the Fellowship.
How to Apply
- First fill out the online application form
- Then email the supporting materials to [email protected] with “9-Month Fellowship” in the subject field
- The supporting materials include a professional autobiography, CV or resume, fellowship year proposal, samples of professional work, and three letters of recommendation (please see their website for details)
Deadline: March 1, 2014
For more information, and to apply, click here.