Knight Science Journalism Fellowship: Inviting Journalists from around the World

Deadline: 28 February 2018

Applications are open for Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program at MIT to support a global community of dedicated and thoughtful journalists specializing in science, health, technology and environmental reporting.

[email protected] 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 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 12, 2018, through May 25, 2019.
    • To attend field trips, seminars, and required training sessions arranged by the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program at MIT.
    • To develop a course of study that includes at least one science course per semester.
    • To produce a well thought out research project during the academic year.
    • To refrain from outside professional work during the Fellowship, unless written permission has been granted by the Director.
    • International candidates must obtain a valid visa from the U.S. State Department after being awarded the Fellowship; the visa is normally sponsored by MIT.

Eligibility Criteria

  • To be eligible for a [email protected] 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.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program.

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