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Knight Science Journalism MIT Fellowship Program 2019-20

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Organisation : Knight Science Journalism KSJ
Fellowship Name : MIT Fellowship Program 2019-20
Applicable For : Journalists
Application Last Date : February 28, 2019
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KSJ MIT Fellowship Program

The Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program at MIT supports a global community of dedicated and thoughtful journalists specializing in science, health, technology and environmental reporting.

MIT Fellowship Eligibility

To be eligible for a KSJ@MIT Fellowship, 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. This includes work for newspapers, magazines, television, radio, and digital media.

MIT Fellowship Application

Just follow the below steps to apply for the MIT Fellowship Program 2019 .

Steps :
Step 1 : Go to the official website of Knight Science Journalism through provided above.
Step 2 : Next read the instructions carefully and click on the “Begin Application” button

Step 3 : If you are a new user click on the “Create Your Account” button and fill the required details to complete the registration
Step 4 : Already registered user, click on “Sign In” button and login with your user name & password
Step 5 : Fill the remaining details to complete the application.

Required Documents

The following documents are required for 9-Month Fellowship applications

1. Professional Autobiography : Provide a brief statement (500-word maximum) about why you want to participate in the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program at MIT and how it would fit with your professional goals.

2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae : Be sure to include your education and work history. (Freelancers should include a list of freelance jobs in the past 12 months. Include each story, venue, and date of publication or broadcast.)

3. Research proposal : In consultation with the KSJ staff, Knight fellows will develop and produce a research project in a chosen area of science or science journalism, which should be designed to allow a fellow to explore a particular interest in depth.

Fellows will deliver a formal presentation on their topic at the end of the fellowship year. All applicants should describe, in 500 words or less, a project to be developed during the desired fellowship.

4. Work samples : Five relevant work samples are required. Choose samples that best illustrate your interest and abilities. Please include a translation for any work not in English.

5. Professional references : Three letters of recommendation are required. Letters should come from individuals familiar with your work and should comment on your abilities and your commitment to journalism.


To be awarded a Fellowship, selected applicants must agree to the following requirements
** Reside full-time in the Boston/Cambridge area for the academic year – August 12, 2019, through May 29, 2020.

** Attend field trips, seminars, and required training sessions arranged by the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program at MIT.
** Develop a course of study that includes at least one science course per semester.

** Refrain from outside professional work during the Fellowship, unless written permission has been granted by the Director.
** Produce a well thought out research project during the academic year.

** International candidates must obtain a valid visa from the U.S. State Department after being awarded the Fellowship; the visa is normally sponsored by MIT. A language proficiency test (such as TOEFL) may be required as part of the visa process.

MIT Fellowship Last Date

The final Last Date for submission is February 28, 2019.


Applicants selected for the fellowship will be notified in the first week of May 2019. For further questions, please contact Bettina Urcuioli at bma [AT]

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