2014/15 Nieman-Berkman Fellowship in Journalism Innovation at Harvard University

Deadline: January 31, 2014

Applications are open for the Nieman-Berkman Fellowship in Journalism Innovation. The Fellowship will bring at least one individual to Harvard University for the 2014-15 academic year to work on a specific course of research or a specific project relating to journalism innovation. The goal is to identify candidates who would benefit from the time and resources the fellowship provides, and whose work during the year at Harvard would benefit journalism more broadly.

The fellowship is a collaboration between two parts of Harvard: the Nieman Foundation for Journalism and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. Both share a set of common interests around journalism, innovation, and the evolution of the digital space. And both have longstanding fellowship programs that give people a year to learn and collaborate with others in the Harvard community. The Nieman-Berkman Fellow will be a joint fellow between the two centers — a full Nieman Fellow and a full Berkman Fellow.

The Nieman-Berkman Fellow will receive the standard Nieman Fellowship stipend from the Nieman Foundation, which is $60,000 over 10 months. Fellows receive additional allowances for housing, childcare, and health insurance, which differ in size depending on their family situation.


  • The Nieman-Berkman Fellowship is open to both United States citizens and citizens of other countries.
  • Candidates should either be working journalists or work for a news organization in a business, technology, or leadership capacity. Independent journalists are also welcome to apply.
  • The Nieman Foundation and the Berkman Center share a commitment to diversity and encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Learn more about the requirements and stipulations for eligibility.

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