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Harvard Kennedy School 2016 Fellowship

2016 Joan Shorenstein Fellowship at Harvard Kennedy School

 Harvard Kennedy School 2016 Fellowship

Deadline: February 1, 2016

Journalists, scholars, politicians and policy makers from across the world are invited to apply for the 2016 Joan Shorenstein Fellowship Program.  The primary focus for a Fellow is to research, write and publish a paper on a media/politics topic.


1. 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.

2. Must be available to be in residence, full-time, for one semester (September through December or February through May) in Cambridge, MA.

3. The applicant should not have participated in another fellowship within the two years prior to their preferred semester at Harvard.

4. 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.

Fellowship Support

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

Complete and submit the online application form. A complete application includes:

  1. 1500 words research proposal
  2. Contact information of 3 references
  3. CV/Resume
  4. Short essay ( 50-100 words )on why you want to be a Joan Shorenstein Fellow

For more information please visit Joan Shorenstein Fellowship or e-mail katie_miles@hks.harvard.edu 

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