Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship Open for Applications


Applications for the Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship, sponsored by the University of Michigan, is now open for eligible applicants. The Fellowship is targeted at bringing exceptional journalists from the United States and abroad together for a year of academic study in which Fellows devise a personalized plan of study with access to the courses and resources at the university.

The Fellowship is open to midcareer journalists with at least five years of professional experience in print, broadcast or online journalism.

A Knight-Wallace Fellowship is an opportunity that combines academic study, reflection and growth at one of the world’s finest universities. It is applauded as a time of expanding perspectives, intellectual growth and personal transformation.

Each year, the fellowship typically brings together a class of 12 American journalists joined by six international colleagues who share this life-changing experience.

The Fellowship would involve:

  • Seminars twice-weekly whichbrings the best from the worlds of journalism and academia
  • Extensive travel which is a core component of the experience as there is equal emphasis on broadening horizons outside the classroom with news tours to Argentina, Brazil and Turkey and a family trip to Northern Michigan
  • Stipends and Family Lifeas the intellectual resources of the university as well as the program’s activities are open to spouses and partners of the Fellows. U.S. fellows also receive US$70,000 and have their tuition and travel costs covered by the program. The stipend for international fellows varies. It provides opportunities for Fellows’ partners, spouses and children. Children are also invited to many after-hour events at Wallace House.

The Knight-Wallace Fellowship seeks the best and brightest in journalism today. Selection Criteria is simple, mid-career professionals with at least five years of professional experience and solid track records, great future promise and, above all, demonstrated leadership in some aspect of journalism will be considered.

Applicants must be granted a leave of absence for the academic year from their employers.

The deadline for U.S. and international applicants is Feb. 1, 2015.

To Get Started with the Application: Application information for US Applicants is available at: and for International Applicants at: