One Nieman Fellowship for a Canadian journalist to study at Harvard University will be awarded to a successful applicant as a result of funding by the Martin Wise Goodman Trust to the Nieman Foundation for Journalism.
Nieman Fellowships at Harvard University provide a mid-career opportunity for journalists to study and broaden their intellectual horizons. Fellows are free to enroll in graduate and undergraduate courses at the university and to participate in a wide-ranging extracurricular program to discuss contemporary issues with distinguished figures from journalism, business, education, and other professions as well as from the arts, public service and academia.
The fellowship will be granted for the academic year (September to June) and covers the cost of attending Harvard University and a stipend for living expenses.
There are no educational prerequisites for a Nieman Fellowship; nor do fellows receive either course credits or a degree for work done during the Nieman year.
Application is made by the individual journalist. To qualify for consideration as the Martin Wise Goodman Canadian Nieman Fellow, applicants:
- must be Canadian citizens;
- all applicants, including freelancers must be working journalists. Photojournalists, editorial cartoonists, columnists, filmmakers and broadcast producers are also eligible to apply;
- during the last two years prior to applying, an applicant should not have participated in a fellowship lasting four months or longer;
- must have had at least five years of full-time or freelance professional experience in journalism;
- must have a fluent knowledge of spoken and written English as required by Harvard University.
All Nieman Fellowship applicants must complete an online application form. Candidates for full academic-year fellowships must submit the following information as part of their package:
Details for applying can be found at:
ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE OPEN OCTOBER 1, 2020
DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS IS DECEMBER 1, 2020
Canadian applicants should apply using the International Nieman Fellowship application.
Further information may be obtained from:
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