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Apply For Knight Science Fellowship at MIT 2024


Apply For Knight Science Fellowship at MIT 2024

Applications are now open for the prestigious Knight Science Fellowship at MIT, offering a unique opportunity for dedicated journalists specializing in science, health, technology, and environmental reporting. This fellowship aims to foster a global community of journalists committed to professional excellence and long-term contributions to their field.

Key Details:

  • Type: Fellowship
  • Application Deadline: January 15, 2024
  • Value: $85,000 stipend (paid over 9.5 months), relocation allowance, basic health insurance

Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for the Knight Science Fellowship, applicants must:

  • Be full-time journalists, whether on staff or freelance.
  • Have at least three consecutive years of experience covering science, health, technology, and environmental reporting.
  • Be reporters, writers, editors, producers, illustrators, filmmakers, or photojournalists.
  • Not have completed a fellowship of four months or longer during the two years prior to applying.

Expectations for Selected Fellows: If selected, fellows are expected to:

  • Reside full-time in the Boston/Cambridge area for the MIT academic year (mid-August to May).
  • Attend field trips, seminars, and required training sessions arranged by the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program.
  • Develop a course of study that includes at least one science course per semester.
  • Refrain from outside paid professional work during the Fellowship, unless granted written permission.
  • Produce a well-thought-out research project during the academic year.

Application Process: Interested candidates can apply by submitting the following documents:

  1. Professional Autobiography: Describe in 500 words or less why you want to participate in the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program and how it aligns with your professional goals.
  2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae: Provide a brief overview of your education, work history, and professional honors.
  3. Research Project Proposal: Describe in 500 words or less a project you intend to develop during the fellowship year.
  4. Five Work Samples: Include five relevant work samples that best illustrate your interest and abilities.
  5. Three Professional References: Provide three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your work.

The Knight Science Fellowship at MIT offers a unique platform for journalists to immerse themselves in a community of excellence and contribute meaningfully to the field of science journalism. Don’t miss this chance to be part of a transformative experience.


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