The Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program - February 29, 2016
The Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program supports a global community of dedicated and thoughtful journalists specializing in science, health, technology and environmental reporting. The program is designed to recognize journalists who demonstrate a high level of professional excellence and accomplishment as well as a long-term commitment to their craft. Journalists from all countries compete on an equal basis and are encouraged to apply.
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,
The deadline for completed applications is February 29, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. KSJ uses an online application system and the following information describes the necessary steps in submitting a successful proposal.
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 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, Undark, 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.
Semi-finalists for the fellowship program will be notified by email by April 1, 2016 and Skype interviews will be scheduled for all those wishing to continue further in the process. All documents and the interviews will be reviewed by a panel of judges including KSJ director, Deborah Blum; Undark magazine editor, Tom Zeller Jr., and Robert Lee Hotz, science writer for the Wall Street Journal.
Finalists will be notified in the first week of May of their selection for this prestigious program. For further questions regarding eligibility or the application process, please contact Bianca Sinausky, program administrator.