Get ready to apply for a (richer) Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at the MIT

Those who only react under “deadline panic” can come back in a couple of months, but all others might be interested in reading what’s new in the very prestigious Knight Science Journalism Program at the MIT, since…

«[…] it’s not too early to think about applying for a 9-month fellowship at Knight Science Journalism at MIT in the 2015-16 academic year.

Starting today, you can read about how the Fellowship program works, and how you can apply, at our newly updated application guidelines section. Be sure to check out our new 9-Month Fellowship description, our Eligibility page, our How to Apply section, and our FAQ page.

Schermata 2014-11-20 alle 10.11.21Here’s what isn’t changing about our program. It is still, and will always be, a unique opportunity for science and technology writers with at least three to five years of full-time journalism experience to

  • step back from their daily work
  • deepen their understanding of cutting-edge areas of science and engineering
  • take courses at MIT and Harvard
  • interact with top researchers featured as part of the KSJ’s seminars, workshops, and field trips
  • learn from colleagues
  • grow as storytellers and communicators
  • immerse themselves in Cambridge’s unparalleled culture of ideas and innovation.

But here’s one thing that is changing: we’re giving out more cash. Starting in 2015-16, Fellows will be offered a stipend of $70,000, up from $65,000 in past years.»

Journalists from all countries compete on an equal basis

Online applications will be accepted starting on January 1, 2015, and the deadline for completed applications is February 28, 2015.

For all details, check the announcement on the website of the Knight Science Journalism program at MIT

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