Deadline: January 15th, 2023
Apply right now for the Knight Science Journalism (KSJ) Fellowship 2023-2024.
The Knight Science journalism Program at MIT awards ten science journalists academic-year fellowships each year, giving them the chance to study at some of the greatest research universities in the world while also exploring science, technology, and the discipline of journalism.
Each fellow, in collaboration with the director and Knight Science Journalism Fellowship personnel, creates their own course of study in significant part. Fellows invited to explore the extensive offerings at MIT, Harvard, and other institutions in Cambridge and Greater Boston, though expected to audit at least one science course each semester. The coursework, colloquia, research tours, lab visits, interviews, reading, and writing all part of the program’s comprehensive and varied curriculum.
Activities planned by the Knight Science Journalism team and self-directed activities make up the fellowship program. To promote a sense of belonging, the program also arranges social events, such as welcome parties and holiday gatherings. Fellows frequently cite living in Cambridge and the fellowship’s sense of community as two of the year’s most enjoyable experiences.
- Fellows receive a $75,000 stipend, a $3,000 relocation allowance, and other benefits, including basic health insurance for each fellow and their family.
- Fellows required to complete a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based research project during the academic year.
- Some element of the research project must be journalistic in nature, but it can expand beyond traditional parameters and be created in any format: long-form, story series, multimedia, video, audio, installation, etc.
- The project may serve as the basis of a future story or the foundation of a book proposal, or simply a detailed report on an area of science.
- All fellows give a formal presentation on their projects at the conclusion of the fellowship year.
- Fellows required to reside full-time in the Boston/Cambridge area for the MIT academic year, from mid-August to late May.
- Under the terms of MIT residency, fellows must refrain from paid professional work during the course of the 9-month program, unless written permission has been granted by the director.
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