The Knight Science Journalism Program is pleased to begin accepting applications for its 2021-22 Project Fellowships. These fellowships, open to U.S. residents only, are designed to support independently conceived journalism projects — books, investigations, documentaries — and up to 20 fellowships will be awarded for varying durations over the course of the academic year. Candidates will be asked to apply for one of three forms of fellowship support:
- A nine-month, $40,000 fellowship running from September, 2021 thru May 2022
- A four-and-a-half-month, $20,000 fellowship running from September, 2021 thru mid-January, 2022
- A four-and-a-half-month, $20,000 fellowship running from mid-January, 2022 thru May 2022
There is no requirement for project fellows to be based in Cambridge. Fellows may choose the appropriate location for their work. Fellows will receive remote access to MIT’s university libraries and their vast trove of journal and database materials, and all appointments will include up to $5,000 in additional support for research-related expenses, such as travel or equipment, during the fellowship period.
Fellows will attend a Zoom orientation in September 2021, which will include library training and other information about the program. They will also be offered a range of digital training seminars and will join regularly scheduled online round-tables so that they can present on and discuss their research projects with their colleagues. All project fellows will be asked to write a blog post about their work for the KSJ website. Following completion of the fellowship, they will receive a graduation certificate from the Knight Science Journalism Program.
For more information, please visit our Project Fellowships page.
Applications will be accepted until 11:59 pm EDT on June 6th, 2021, and recipients will be notified by mid-July regarding the results of their application.