The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School is offering eight one-semester residential fellowships for US and international citizens. Eligible applicant must be a full-time journalist, politician, scholar or policymaker currently active in their field. Fellows will receive stipend of $30,000 for one semester. Applications are due by February 1, 2016 for the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters.
Study Subject(s): Fellowship is awarded in the field of media, politics and public policy.
Course Level: This is a one semester residential fellowship programme for advance research.
Scholarship Provider: The Shorenstein family, the Jessie B. Cox Trust, the Gardner Cowles Trust and the Goldsmith Fund of the Greenfield Foundation.
Scholarship can be taken at: USA
-Must be a full-time journalist, politician, scholar or policymaker currently active in the field.
Journalist: Reporter, editor, producer with a minimum of five years experience at a news organization (print, broadcast, Internet) immediately prior to submitting Fellowship application.
Politician: Someone who has campaigned and been elected to a national or high-level state office.
Scholar: Tenured or tenure-track professor in political science, political communication, journalism, international political communication with a strong record of book and journal publications. The applicant must be employed by a college, university or research institution for seven years or more.
Policymaker: High-level official in a cabinet office or adviser to a candidate for national office. Minimum 10 years experience in equivalent role.
-Must be available to be in residence, full-time, for one semester (September through December or February through May) in Cambridge, MA.
-The applicant should not have participated in another fellowship within the two years prior to their preferred semester at Harvard.
-Applicants must be fluent in English – listening, reading, writing and speaking. Non-native English speakers must provide TOEFL or IELTS score.
Applicants who do not meet these requirements cannot be considered.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Fellows from around the world can apply for this fellowship.
Scholarship Description: The mission of the Joan Shorenstein Fellowship Program is to advance research in the field of media, politics and public policy; facilitate a dialogue among journalists, scholars, policymakers and students; provide an opportunity for reflection; and create a vibrant and long-lasting community of scholars and practitioners. The primary focus for a Fellow is to research, write and publish a paper on a media/politics topic. It is a highly selective program; only a very small percentage of applicants are accepted.
Number of award(s): The Center hosts eight one-semester residential fellowships each year (four per semester).
Duration of award(s): Fellowship is awarded for one semester (September through December or February through May).
What does it cover? Stipend is $30,000 for one semester. Travel and living expenses are not covered by the Shorenstein Center. Office space, computer and telephone are provided.
How to Apply: Applications are due by February 1, 2016 for the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters.
Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications are due by February 1, 2016 for the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters.