Your application can now be completed online. Before starting your application, please make sure to visit the Application Basics page to ensure you know what the required documents are for submitting a complete application.

By submitting your application you are agreeing to all of the requirements listed below if awarded the fellowship:

  • To reside full-time in the Boston/Cambridge area for the academic year: August 15 through May 15.
  • To attend field trips, seminars, and required training sessions arranged by the Knight Science Journalism Fellowships.
  • To participate in at least one science course per semester.
  • To produce a KSJ directed research project during the academic year.
  • To refrain from professional work during the Fellowship, unless written permission has been granted by the Director.
  • International candidates must obtain a J-1 visa from the U.S. State Department after being awarded the Fellowship.

You will need to register before starting your application.

The application period for the 2018-19 Knight Science Journalism fellowships will open on January 1, 2018 and continue through February 28, 2018. Applications are submitted on-line and fellows are chosen by a panel of distinguished science journalists. Finalists will be notified in late April and announced in May 2018. More information will be provided in early December 2017. Queries may also be directed to KSJ program administrator, Bettina Urcuioli, at