1st December 2019.


United States.

(Paid Opportunity)


Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship in Journalism Innovation

The Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship in Journalism Innovation* brings individuals to Harvard University to work on a specific course of research or a specific project relating to journalism innovation. The fellowship is a collaboration between the Nieman Foundation for Journalism and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard. Both organizations share a set of common interests around journalism, innovation, and the evolution of the digital space, and both have longstanding fellowship programs that offer a year of learning and collaboration with others in the Harvard community.

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Proposals from Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship candidates may deal with any issue relating to journalism’s digital transformation. Examples include ideas for new revenue streams to fund journalism, the construction of new tools for reporting, or research into news consumption patterns. Candidates must explain how their proposals will benefit journalism.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Journalism.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

Nine Months.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • The Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship is open to both U.S. and international applicants.
  • Candidates should either be working journalists or work for a news organization in a business, technology, or leadership capacity.
  • Freelance journalists are welcome to apply.
  • All applicants for academic-year Nieman Fellowships, including freelancers, must be working journalists with at least five years of full-time media experience.
  • Journalism-related work completed as a university student does not count as professional experience. Professionals who work in public relations or in a position whose primary focus is not the media are not eligible to apply.
  • During the two years prior to applying, an applicant should not have participated in a fellowship lasting four months or longer.
  • There are no age limits or academic prerequisites, and a college degree is not required.

Opportunity Cost

(Paid Opportunity)

  • Nieman Fellows receive a stipend of $75,000 paid over a nine-month period to cover living costs.
  • The Nieman Foundation also provides allowances for childcare and health insurance based on the number and ages of family members.
  • Nieman additionally covers the cost of attending Harvard classes for fellows and their affiliates. Affiliates are the partners and spouses of fellows.
  • They enjoy many of the same privileges as fellows and may attend classes, use Harvard libraries and other facilities, and are welcome to participate in almost all Nieman activities.

How to Apply

First Step: Create an account with SlideRoom, using your preferred email address.

Second Step: Candidates for academic-year fellowships must submit the following information as part of their package:

  • Two essays:
    – Personal statement (1,000 words or less).
    – Proposal for study at Harvard (essay of 500 words or less).
  • Send two summaries: a professional profile and a study plan.
    – Professional profile (Provide a short profile no more than 100 words).
    – Study plan summary (50 words) of your study plan. Check the examples here.
  • Work samples.
  • Three letters of Recommendation.


  • You can find detailed information about each item, Just visit this Page.
  • To submit a sample that cannot be uploaded to your online application or provided via a URL, you may mail a DVD, CD or flash drive to the Nieman Foundation.
  • Any letters of recommendation or support not submitted using the online application should be mailed directly to the Nieman Foundation at the address and postmarked by the dates to the following address:
    Nieman Foundation for Journalism
     Fellowship Application
     One Francis Avenue
     Cambridge MA 02138-2009

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This Scholarship Published by:
Hesham Galal / Egypt

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