Travel and Study in USA Scholarship: 2019-2020 Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship for mid-career Journalist to study at the University of Michighan

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Travel and Study in USA Scholarship: 2019-2020 Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship for mid-career Journalist to study at the University of Michighan
Travel and Study in USA Scholarship: 2019-2020 Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship for mid-career Journalist to study at the University of Michighan

2019-2020 Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship for mid-career Journalist

 

Application Deadline: December 1, 2018 

A Knight-Wallace Fellowship recognizes accomplished journalists who are eager for growth and deeply committed to the future of journalism. We offer a unique opportunity: an academic year of study and collaborative learning at the University of Michigan to deepen knowledge, develop new ideas, and address challenges facing the journalism industry.

Eligibility

  • Qualified applicants must have a minimum of five years of experience and be currently working in some aspect of journalism for a news organization or as an independent journalist. We are looking for a diverse range of journalists including reporters, editors, data experts, visual journalists, audio producers, engagement specialists, designers, developers, entrepreneurs and organizational change agents.
  • If you are not a full-time journalist, the majority of your work should be in journalism

Benefits

  • Eight-month program of immersive study away from daily deadlines.
  • Individual study plans designed to develop topical depth, practical skills and broader perspectives.
  • Specialized resources and experts at the University of Michigan to guide research.
  • Private Seminars with visiting journalists, scholars and innovators for candid, off-the-record conversations.
  • Workshops to sharpen your writing, technical skills and leadership ability.
  • International Travel to bring context to the political, economic and social forces shaping news coverage.
  • $75,000 stipend – distributed as $8,750 monthly – from September through April for living expenses.  All tuition and course fees are paid for by the fellowship. All fellowship trips – domestic and international – are covered. If the Fellow’s employer does not contribute to insurance coverage, health insurance is provided.
  • Spouses and partners are invited to partake in fellowship activities and can audit university courses as well.

Selection

  • Great care goes into assembling classes of Fellows that represent diversity of race, ethnicity, nationality, experience, journalism specialty, geographic region and type and size of news organizations.
  • Typically, 12 Americans are joined by six to eight international colleagues. Selection is determined by a committee of distinguished journalists and University of Michigan faculty.
  • U.S. finalists are interviewed at Wallace House in April. International finalists are interviewed by phone or video conference in February. Fellowships are awarded in late April or early May.

Application Timeline

  • December 1, 2018           International application deadline
  • February, 2019                  Phase two of application for selected international applicants
  • Mid-February                    Interviews for international finalists
  • February 1, 2019             U.S. application deadline
  • Mid-March                       U.S. applicant finalists notified
  • April 6 & 7, 2019              Interviews at Wallace House for U.S. finalists
  • Late April/Early May      Fellowship offers extended

 

For More Information:

 

Travel and Study in USA Scholarship: 2019-2020 Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship for mid-career Journalist to study at the University of Michighan
Travel and Study in USA Scholarship: 2019-2020 Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship for mid-career Journalist to study at the University of Michighan

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