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Nieman Fellowship 2023-2024 for U.S. citizens (stipend of $80,000)

Deadline: 31st of January, 2023

The Nieman Fellowship 2023–2024 application period is currently open. A Nieman Fellowship is a unique, life-changing learning opportunity available to journalists working in all media in all nations.

Those chosen for the program spend two entire semesters at Harvard auditing classes with some of the best thinkers the institution has ever produced, taking part in Nieman activities, and working with colleagues. Additionally, Nieman Fellows are permitted to take classes for credit at nearby institutions like MIT and Tufts.

Programme Details:

Each year, the Nieman Foundation awards paid fellowships to up to 24 journalists working in print,
broadcast, digital and audiovisual media. Journalists and other professionals working in positions that
support journalism, such as the business or technology departments of news companies, are welcome to
apply for one of the foundation’s short-term Visiting Fellowships.

During their time at Harvard, Nieman Fellows attend seminars, shop talks, master classes and journalism
conferences designed to strengthen their professional skills and leadership capabilities, thereby helping
to fortify the news industry itself. With the knowledge they gain on campus and the relationships they
build, fellows often return to work as journalism entrepreneurs, industry innovators and top managers in
their newsrooms.

Financial Support:

  • Nieman Fellows receive a stipend of $80,000 paid over a nine-month period to cover living costs.
  • The Nieman Foundation also provides some financial support for health insurance and
    childcare. Fellows are not eligible for health care insurance through Harvard University.
  • Individuals who are unable to retain their current health insurance would have the option of
    purchasing a plan through the Massachusetts Health Connector, which is an independent
    state agency that serves as a marketplace for MA residents to find, compare, and enroll in
    health insurance.
  • Nieman additionally covers the cost of attending Harvard classes for fellows and their
    affiliates. Affiliates are the partners and spouses of fellows. They enjoy many of the same
    privileges as fellows and may attend classes, use Harvard libraries and other facilities, and
    are welcome to participate in almost all Nieman activities.


  • All applicants for academic-year Nieman Fellowships, including freelancers, must be working
    journalists with at least five years of full-time media experience. Journalism-related work
    completed as a university student does not count as professional experience.
  • Professionals who work in public relations or in a position whose primary focus is not the
    media are not eligible to apply.
  • During the two years prior to applying, an applicant should not have participated in a
    fellowship lasting four months or longer.
  • There are no age limits or academic prerequisites, and a college degree is not required.
  • Candidates must be available to be in residence in Cambridge, Mass., for the duration of the
  • All prospective fellows must speak, read and write English fluently..


All Nieman Fellowship applicants must complete an online application form. Candidates for academicyear fellowships must submit the following information as part of their package: two essays; a
professional profile and study plan summary; work samples and three letters of recommendation.

Click here to apply

Oyin Olufayo

Oyin Olufayo is a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate. A recent graduate of The School of Politics, Policy, and Governance (SPPG) She is a Technical Writer, Political Writer, and a Content Writer. Her passion for sustainable development goals has been implemented by creating tangible solutions. She has featured in grassroots initiatives like TedX, World Literacy Foundation, Spur Nation Media, FRCN, Naija Law and etc. spreading the impact of Sustainable education, and also facilitated numerous events regarding SDGs.

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