MIT Invites Applications for the 2024-2025 Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Programme

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Deborah Blum, Director

The Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Programme at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States is inviting applications for the 2024-2025 Knight Science Journalism (KSJ) Fellowships that support a global community of dedicated and thoughtful journalists who specialise in science, health, technology, and environmental reporting.

The fellowship programme is open to full-time journalists and those on freelance with a minimum of three consecutive years of experience covering science, health, technology, and environmental reporting. The programme also accepts applications from reporters, writers, editors, producers, illustrators, filmmakers, and photojournalists for works produced for newspapers, magazines, television, radio, and digital media.

Selected fellows are expected to reside full-time in the Boston/Cambridge area during the MIT academic year, engage in field trips, seminars, and training sessions, and develop a course of study that includes at least one science course per semester.

Interested applicants are required to submit a professional autobiography (500 words or less), a detailed resume or curriculum vitae highlighting education, work history, and professional honors, and a research project proposal (500 words or less). Additionally, applicants must provide five relevant work samples that best illustrate their interests and abilities, along with three professional references familiar with their work.

International candidates who are selected for the fellowship would be expected to obtain a valid visa from the U.S. State Department; the visa is normally sponsored by MIT. A language proficiency test (such as IELTS, TOEFL) may be required as part of the visa process.

To apply, please visit https://ksj.mit.edu/fellowship/.

For additional information and inquiries, interested applicants can email knight-info@mit.edu 

Deadline for application is January 15, 2024, 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time.