Knight Science Journalism at MIT – 2014-15 Project Fellowship

Knight Science Journalism at MIT – 2014-15 Project Fellowship

Deadline: March 31, 2014

The Knight Science Journalism is now accepting applications for the 2014-15 Project Fellowship. The Knight Science Journalism program at MIT offers full-year fellowships, and week-long workshops to journalists to increase their understanding of science, technology, engineering, medicine and environment.

The KSJ Project Fellowship presents an opportunity to pursue a special project. Project proposals should in some way combine science journalism and digital media. The product at the end of the year should be something tangible such as a video, audio, or digital piece or a written work if the subject includes or can be published in some digital form. Collaborations with news organizations are strongly encouraged.

The length of the Fellowship is up to nine months. The fellowship year begins each August, and the final project should be completed by the end of the following May.


  • Knight Science Journalism Fellowships are for mid-career journalists who demonstrate a high level of journalistic excellence and accomplishment, as well as a long-term commitment to their craft.
  • Journalists from all countries compete on an equal basis.
  • To be eligible for a Knight Fellowship, applicants must meet the qualification standards and agree to a few stipulations.


The requirements of the Fellowship will be to work at least partly in Cambridge, to attend some seminars of the Knight Fellowship, and to present updates on the project to the director and the other Knight Fellows.

The following documents are required for Project Fellowship applications:

  • Professional autobiography: Tell us about your professional life, with specific attention to any experiences that have prepared you to execute your proposed project. Not to exceed 750 words.
  • Résumé or Curriculum Vitae: Be sure to include your education and work history.
  • Project proposal: Describe your project, its goals, and how you plan to execute it. Include a timetable for completion and a description of your plans for publication. Not to exceed 1200 words.
  • Budget: Provide and estimated budget for your project. This should include travel, specialized equipment or software, contract labor, and any other expenses necessary for the successful completion of the project. Salary/living expenses for the fellow, if requested, should also be included in the budget. Items that are optional depending on available funding can be identified as such. The maximum allowance for all expenses is $65,000.

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