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The Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program 2018 at MIT (Fully funded)

Deadline: 28th February 2018

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. KSJ@MIT is designed to recognize journalists who demonstrate a high level of professional excellence and accomplishment as well as a long-term commitment to their craft. Journalists from all over the world compete on an equal basis and are encouraged to apply.

Every year, the Knight Science Journalism Program (KSJ) offers 10 science journalists a nine-month fellowship — geared to the August-to-May academic year-  designed to enable them to explore science, technology, and the craft of journalism in depth, to concentrate on a specialty in science, and to learn at some of the top research universities in the world.


  • Fellows meet regularly for seminars with top researchers and media professionals
  • The program organizes several trips each year to locations of special interest to science and technology writers
  • Workshops in various technologies, including mobile video, still photography, digital editing, data journalism and podcasting are offered. So participants would gain certain knowledge and skills


  • 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

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