Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program 2015 (Fully Funded)

Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program 2015 (Fully Funded)

Deadline: February 29, 2016

Applications are now open for the Knight Science Journalism Program (KSJ), which offers ten science journalists a 9-month fellowship (September- May) designed to enable them to explore science, technology, and the craft of journalism in depth, concentrate on a specialty in science, and to learn at some of the top research universities in the world.

Each Fellow largely designs his or her own course of study, with consultation offered by the director and the KSJ staff. Fellows are required to audit at least one science course per semester but are other wise encouraged to explore the  wide range of offerings at  MIT, Harvard, or other institutions in Cambridge and Greater Boston.  The program is designed to offer a rich and varied mix of coursework, attendance at departmental colloquia, research trips, lab visits, interviews, reading, and writing.


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. They may work for newspapers, magazines, television, radio, and digital media.


Fellows receive a stipend of $70,000 as well as some additional benefits, including basic health insurance.

How to Apply

Applications for the fellowship must be made online and include the following attachments-

  • Cover letter
  • Professional Autobiography (no more than 750 words)
  • CV
  • A proposal for the program magazine.
  • Five work samples.
  • Three letters of recommendation.

For more information, visit the official website of the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program.