About the Knight Science Journalism fellowship for Science Journalists
The Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Programme for the year 2023 is presently calling for applications. Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this fellowship program.
Through a combination of fellowships, grants, workshops, and other support, the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT seeks to nurture and enhance the ability of journalists from around the world to accurately document the often complex intersection of science, technology, and human culture.
The Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT, founded more than thirty years ago, seeks to nurture and enhance the ability of journalists from around the world to accurately document and illuminate the often complex intersection of Science, Technology, and Human Culture.
Applicants must be reporters, writers, editors, producers, illustrators, filmmakers, or photojournalists. They may work for newspapers, magazines, television, radio, and digital media.
How Long Will the Course Span For?
The program’s duration is 9 month
January 15, 2023
What is the Fellowship Aim?
The Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Programme supports a global community of dedicated and thoughtful journalists specializing in science, health, technology, and environmental reporting.
Funding and Benefits
Fellows receive a stipend of $70,000 as well as some additional benefits, including basic health insurance. As such, Fellows must refrain from paid professional work during the 9-month program, unless the program director grants prior permission.
Scholarship can be taken in the USA (Boston)
To be eligible for a Knight Fellowship, applicants must:
- Be full-time journalists, whether on staff or freelance. Part-time writers or producers are not eligible.
- Have at least three full years of experience covering science, technology, the environment, or medicine.
- Be reporters, writers, editors, producers, illustrators, filmmakers, or photojournalists. They may work for newspapers, magazines, television, radio, and digital media.
Review the following requirements before proceeding with the application:
- To reside full-time in the Boston/Cambridge area for the academic year.
- Attended field trips, seminars, and required training sessions arranged by the Knight Science Journalism Fellowships.
- To participate in at least one science course per semester.
- To produce two short journalistic works for the program’s magazine, during the academic year.
- To refrain from professional work during the Fellowship, unless written permission has been granted by the Director.
- International candidates must obtain a J-1 visa from the U.S. State Department after being awarded the Fellowship.
- Nationality: Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this fellowship program.
- Entrance Requirements: Applicants must be full-time journalists, whether on staff or freelance. Part-time writers or producers are not eligible.
How Can I Apply?
Do you want to be a part of this opportunity? Visit the official site to get more details about the application process.
What are the Necessary Documents for the Application?
In the course of completing the online application form, applicants will have to submit several supporting documents. For each required document, applicants can either upload a PDF file, or type (or copy/paste) the document’s contents into the text area provided. The PDF file format is the only acceptable option.
Applicants are to attach the following documents when rendering the application:
- Professional Autobiography: Provide a brief statement (1-page maximum) about why applicants want to participate in the Knight Science Journalism fellowship program and how it would fit with their professional goals.
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae: Be sure to include their education and work history. (Freelancers should include a list of freelance jobs in the last 12 months. Include each story, venue, and date of publication or broadcast.)
- proposal: Each semester, Knight Fellows will be required to develop and produce, in consultation with the publication’s editor(s), an essay, feature story, multimedia package, or other contribution to the program’s forthcoming science magazine, Undark. Describe one story or project applicants might like to pursue during their time in Cambridge. Information on the magazine’s format and editorial mission can be found here.
- Work samples: Five work samples are required. Choose samples that best illustrate applicants’ interests and abilities. If work samples are not in English, a translation must also be submitted.
- Recommendations: Three letters of recommendation are required. Letters should come from individuals familiar with applicants’ work and should comment on their abilities and their commitment to journalism.
For more information, visit the official webpage