Joan Shorenstein Fellowships of $30000 for Journalists and Politics in the US

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Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy invites journalists, scholars, politicians and policymakers to join the 2019 fellowship in the Cambridge in the US. The program is designed to offer professionals the time and resources to think, research and write on issues that has to do with media and politics. The primary focus of a fellow is to research and write a paper on a media/politics topic.  The Shorenstein Center strives to create an environment for fellows to do their best work, with faculty support, weekly discussion meetings with peers, and all the resources that Harvard has to offer, including world-class libraries and leading experts on a vast array of subjects.

Eligibility Citeria:

  1. Journalist: Reporters, editors, columnists, producers, media business executives and related, with a minimum of five years of full-time experience either at professional news organizations or as a full-time freelancer (not including work completed as a university student)
  2. Politician: Someone who has campaigned and been elected to a national or high-level state office, or communications professionals within politics and policy, e.g. speechwriters, press secretaries
  3. Scholar: Tenured or tenure-track professor employed by a college, university or research institution in political science, political communication, journalism, international political communication, or a field relevant to the Shorenstein Center’s areas of inquiry
  4. Policymaker: High-level official in a cabinet office or adviser to a candidate for national office
  5. Applicants should not have participated in another fellowship within the two years prior to their preferred semester
  6. Applicants must be fluent in English – listening, reading, writing and speaking. Non-native English speakers must provide TOEFL or IELTS score

What is Expected of a Fellow:

Applicants must be available to be in residence, full-time, for one semester (September through December or February through May). Applicants are expected to commit to the work of completing their primary research project and engaging in the life of the Center, its activities and events. Any applicant with professional, personal or travel commitments that would require significant time away should consider applying when their schedule allows for the full commitment of a fellowship. The primary deliverable for a fellow is a research paper in a style similar to a magazine essay, journal article or book chapter examining the influence of the media on politics or public policy in the domestic or international arena. 

What does the Fellowship Covers:

  1. Fellows receive a stipend of $30,000, paid in monthly installments at the end of each month over the 4-month semester. Travel and living expenses are not covered by center
  2. Fellows are provided with a workstation in the center fellows’ suite, a computer, phone, Harvard email address, and a Harvard ID allowing access to libraries and other resources
  3. Fellows are also able to select a paid Harvard Kennedy School student research assistant (eligible to work up to 10 hours per week) to work on their projects
  4. Fellows receive a Harvard ID, which allows for discounted membership to Harvard’s athletic facilities as well as tickets to museums, exhibitions, movies, sports and the performing arts. Previous fellows have used their free time to explore the rich cultural and historical offerings of the Boston and New England area
  5. Fellows’ papers are published on the Shorenstein Center website

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United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Country of residence
Any Country
Both gender
Human Rights, Politics, Media and Journalism, Research, Writing

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Young Professionals, Mid Career Professionals
Partial funding
Opportunity Coverage
Stipend/ Living allowance
Opportunity will take place in
United States
Required Documents

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
Media and Journalism, Political Science and International Relations
Educational Level
No Education Level is Required
Required Languages
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