1, December 2019.
Michigan, United States.
A Knight-Wallace Fellowship – University of Michigan
A Knight-Wallace Fellowship recognizes accomplished journalists who are eager for growth and deeply committed to the future of journalism. We offer a unique opportunity: an academic year of study and collaborative learning at the University of Michigan to deepen knowledge, develop new ideas, learn new skills and address challenges facing the journalism industry.
Each year we select up to 20 Fellows from all facets of journalism who are ready to take the next career step and join us for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Opportunity Focus Areas:
ALL WORLD COUNTRIES.
Mid-January, 2020: International Phase Two invitations extended.
Late-January, 2020: Interviews for international finalists.
Late April/Early May: Fellowship offers extended.
- Must have a minimum of five years of experience and be currently working in some aspect of journalism for a news organization or as an independent journalist.
- Must be a journalist including reporters, editors, data experts, visual journalists, audio producers, engagement specialists, designers, developers, entrepreneurs and organizational change agents.
- If you are not a full-time journalist, the majority of your work should be in journalism. We do not consider full-time academics, public relations writers, internal trade writers, lobbyists, public advocates, or those seeking a degree.
- All fellows must agree not to work, either in their current job or other paid assignments, maintain residency in Ann Arbor for the duration of the fellowship and attend all program seminars and events. Applicants working in a newsroom are encouraged to obtain employer consent granting a leave of absence with the understanding that, upon completion of the fellowship and where applicable, the fellow will return to their place of employment.
- International finalists are interviewed by phone or video conference in February.
- If accepted, you will need to take a leave of absence from your work to focus on the fellowship. We understand that our Fellows may have work that is completed but not yet published when the academic year begins. That is fine. But you may not continue any active work or accept any new assignments for the duration of the fellowship.
- $75,000 stipend – distributed monthly from August through April for living expenses. All tuition and course fees are paid for by the fellowship. All fellowship trips – domestic and international – are covered. If the Fellow’s employer does not contribute to insurance coverage, health insurance is provided.
Phase One of the Application:
First Step: You will need to create a login.
Second Step: You will be asked to provide general information.
Third Step: You will need to upload the following document:
- Resume\ CV.
- Projected Study Plan: In no more than 500 words tell us what academic areas you propose to study.There will also be a field for you to summarize your study plan in 15 words or less.
- Personal Statement: You will be required to upload a personal statement of up to 1,500 words.
- Work Samples: You will be be asked to submit two work samples at this time.
- Letters of Reference: You do not need to submit letters at this time. You will be asked to enter the name, title and affiliation of each person whom you would ask to write a letter on your behalf.
Phase Two of the Application:
You need not do anything at this time. If selected as a semi-finalist, you will be notified and asked to complete Phase Two. At that point, letters of recommendation will be required and additional work samples may also be requested.
- There are two parts to the application but you are required to complete only Phase One at this time.
- Work samples must be accompanied by English translations.
- Please make sure that URL links remain active through 31, January 2020.
For more information about the required documents click here.
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This Scholarship Published by:
” Hanine Aymen/ Egypt “
Reviewed by” Mohamed Magdi Eweda / Egypt ”
MARJ3 Scholarships team