Fellowship for Advancing Science Journalism in Africa and the Middle East

Deadline Date: March 01, 2024

 Donor Name: Knight Science Journalism at MIT

Grant Size: $10,000 to $100,000

The Fellowship for Advancing Science Journalism in Africa and the Middle East is designed, through a combination of study and specialized training, to help reporters and editors from the region to further develop a successful career in science journalism.

This will be a one-semester fellowship, held in the fall of the academic year beginning in 2024, hosted by KSJ at MIT. The fellow will join other KSJ fellows in a program of study at MIT and other Cambridge/Boston area universities and in the program’s seminars, training workshops and field trips throughout the semester.

Funding Information
  • $40,000 stipend for the semester
  • MIT health insurance
  • $5,000 stipend to help with start-up housing costs
  • Full access MIT benefits such as subsidized public transportation, access to museums and other programs in the area
  • Connections to a thriving community of science journalists
Eligibility Criteria
  • Journalists based in Africa and the Middle East with at least three years’ experience reporting on science, health or environmental issues in the region are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants may be reporters, writers, editors, producers, illustrators, filmmakers, or photojournalists. This includes work for newspapers, magazines, television, radio, and digital media.

For more information, visit KSJ@MIT.

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