Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program 2020-21at MIT

Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program 2020 – Applications are invited for Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program 2020 at MIT. Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this fellowship program.


Through a combination of fellowships, grants, workshops and other support, the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT seeks to nurture and enhance the ability of journalists from around the world to accurately document the often complex intersection of science, technology and human culture.

About the Fellowship

  • The Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program at MIT 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.

See: Scholarships 2020

Course Level

  • This is a 9 months fellowships program offered to journalists.

Study Subject

  • The Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program supports a global community of dedicated and thoughtful journalists specializing in science, health, technology and environmental reporting

Scholarship Award

  • Fellows receive a $70,000 stipend, a $2,500 relocation allowance, and other benefits, including basic health insurance for each fellow and their family. Under the terms of the 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.

Scholarship can be taken at: USA (Boston)

Eligibility Criteria for Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program 2020

  • 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. This includes work for newspapers, magazines, television, radio, and digital media.

Stipulations

  • Applicants selected for a Knight Science Journalism fellowship must agree to the following requirements:
  • Reside full-time in the Boston/Cambridge area for the MIT academic year, August 15th, 2020 through May 31st, 2021.
  • Attend field trips, seminars, and required training sessions arranged by the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program.
  • Develop a course of study that includes at least one science course per semester.
  • Refrain from outside professional work during the Fellowship, unless written permission has been granted by the director.
  • Produce a well-thought-out research project during the academic year. The research project may be a book proposal, but fellows may not sell the proposal during the fellowship year, nor may they arrive with a contract to write a book during the fellowship year.

Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program 2020 Application Process

  • Complete applications must be submitted between November 15, 2019 and January 15, 2020. References are strongly encouraged to meet this deadline, but they are given a grace period until January 22nd to upload their recommendation letters. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • All applicants will be notified of their status in early March. Video Skype interviews will be scheduled for 25 semi-finalists selected for further consideration. Applications and video interviews will be reviewed by a panel of distinguished science journalists, including Director Deborah Blum, Associate Director Ashley Smart, and Undark Chief Editor, Tom Zeller Jr. The 10 recipients of the 2020-2021 Knight fellowships will be formally announced in April.
  • Application period for the 2020-21 Knight Fellowship Year will open on 15th January 2020; if you wish to apply for KSJ Fellowship Program go through https://ksj.mit.edu/eligibility/apply/
  • For further questions, please contact Bettina Urcuioli at bma@mit.edu.

Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program 2020 Important Dates

Interested candidates can submit the complete application packet no later than15th January 2020
All applications will be notified of their status in earlyMarch 2020

 

Contact 

Knight Science Journalism Fellowships, MIT E19-623, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307 (USA), Email: bma@mit.edu., Website https://ksj.mit.edu/