20 October, 2019 on Sunday 11:59 pm Chicago time.


 Chicago, USA.

(Fully Funded)


Journalists in Residence Program – Stigler Center

Launched in March 2017, the Stigler Center Journalists in Residence Program provides a transformative learning experience for up-and-coming journalists from around the world, working in all forms of media. It aims to shape the next generation of leaders in business reporting.

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The program will take place over approximately 12 weeks at our Hyde Park campus, during which selected participants will audit classes, participate in events, collaborate with peers, and socialize with the university’s greatest scholars. Participants will choose their own classes at Chicago Booth. Examples of classes include The Firm and the Non-Market Environment with professor Marianne Bertrand and Crony Capitalism with professor Luigi Zingales.

Program participants are expected to:

  • Audit 3 classes.
  • Attend and actively participate in classes and complete all required readings and assignments.
  • Participate in Stigler lectures, lunches, and social events as well as other events recommended by the center.
  • Sign a letter of agreement with the center to indicate that the program guidelines and expectations are mutually agreed upon.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Journalism.
  • Media.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

12 weeks.

  • from approximately March 23, 2020 until June 13, 2020.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Working journalists who have some years of media experience and are proficient in English are encouraged to apply.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

  • Reimbursement for economy-class airfare to/from Chicago and SEVIS and visa application fees.
  • Astipend* of $12,000 to cover living expenses over the twelve-week program.
  • World-class training in business fundamentals at Chicago Booth free of charge.
  • Participation in seminars and workshops at Chicago Booth and across the university.
  • An opportunity to write for the ProMarket blog.
  • Interaction with Booth faculty and students as well as other program participants.
  • Designated study space.
  • Certificate of participation upon successful completion of program.

How to Apply

First Step: Create new account here to start new application.

Second Step: the application must contain these documents.

  • Resume/CV.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation.
  • Three Published News Articles.

– Submit a copy of three published news articles, preferably in English. If the articles are not in English, a translation should be submitted along with the original articles.

– For TV or radio journalists, please include links to your video/audio files in a PDF or Word document along with English transcriptions.

  • 500 Word Personal Essay.

An essay of about 500 words describing your interest in the program and what goals you hope to achieve through the program

  • Proof of English Proficiency (if applicable).

Non-native English speakers must submit proof of English proficiency (waived if undergraduate or graduate degree was obtained in a college/university where English is the primary language of instruction or in an English-speaking country). Examples of proof of English proficiency include:

  1. Certificates or standardized test scores (TOEFLIELTSSAT, ACTCambridge, Duolingo, etc.).
  2. English equivalency diploma or certificate awarded by accredited national education institution.
  3. Work experience in an English-speaking office with letter from manager affirming language skills.

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