Joan Shorenstein Fellowship 2014

Joan Shorenstein Fellowship 2014

Deadline: February 1, 2014

Applications are accepted for the 2014 Joan Shorenstein Fellowship Program taking place at the Harvard Kennedy School. Journalists, scholars, politicians and policy makers from across the world are invited to apply. The aim of the Fellowship Program is to advance research in the field of media, politics and public policy; facilitate a dialogue among journalists, scholars, policymakers and students; provide an opportunity for reflection; and create a vibrant and long-lasting community of scholars and practitioners.

The primary focus for a Fellow is to research, write and publish a 15-20-page paper on a media/politics topic. It is a highly selective program; less than 1% of applicants are accepted. Joan Shorenstein Fellows work closely with Harvard students and often serve as longtime mentors.

Stipend is $30,000 for one semester. Travel and living expenses are not covered by the Shorenstein Center. Office space, computer and telephone are provided. For more information, please email [email protected]


  • Applicants must be fluent in English – listening, reading, writing and speaking. Non-native English speakers must provide TOEFL or IELTS score.
  • Fellows are in residence, full-time, for one semester (September through December or February through May).
  • The applicant should not have participated in another fellowship within the past two years.
  • Applications must be submitted on or before February 1.


Must be a full-time journalist, politician, scholar or policymaker currently active in the field.

  • Journalist: Reporter, editor, producer with a minimum of five years experience at a news organization (print, broadcast, Internet) immediately prior to submitting Fellowship application.
  • Politician: Someone who has campaigned and been elected to a national or high-level state office.
  • Scholar: Tenured or tenure-track professor in political science, political communication, journalism, international political communication with a strong record of book and journal publications. The applicant must be employed by a college, university or research institution for seven years or more.
  • Policymaker: High-level official in a cabinet office or adviser to a candidate for national office. Minimum 10 years experience in equivalent role.

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