Scholarships and Awards

External Award: Knight Science Journalism Fellowship

January 10, 2017
Print

Every year, the Knight Science Journalism Program (KSJ) offers ten science journalists a 9-month fellowship — geared to the September-to-May academic year — designed to enable them to explore science, technology, and the craft of journalism in depth, concentrate on a specialty in science, and to learn at some of the top research universities in the world.

Each Fellow largely designs his or her own course of study, with consultation offered by the director and the KSJ staff. Fellows are required to audit at least one science course per semester but are other wise encouraged to explore the  wide range of offerings at  MIT, Harvard, or other institutions in Cambridge and Greater Boston.  The program is designed to offer a rich and varied mix of coursework, attendance at departmental colloquia, research trips, lab visits, interviews, reading, and writing.

Fellows receive a stipend of $70,000 USD as well as some additional benefits, including basic health insurance. As such, Fellows must refrain from paid professional work during the course of the 9-month program, unless the program director grants prior permission.

The program is divided between activities arranged by the Knight Science Journalism program and self-directed activities. KSJ also provides social activities – from welcome parties to holiday celebrations – to help build a sense of community. Fellows often report that life in Cambridge and the sense of collegiality within the Fellowship are among the most rewarding aspects of the year.

For information on applying to the 9-month program, please see here.

Application deadline: February 28, 2017

Recent Blog Posts

  • Job Search Success Online Course October 18, 2017
    Work Integrated Learning is offering an online professional writing and intercultural communication course! Fall session runs October 30 to November 27, 2017.

  • Spring 2018 Certificate Program in University Teaching and Learning October 18, 2017
    This part-time program presented by SFU's Teaching and Learning Centre will give you a deeper understanding of how to approach teaching, along with practical skills that you can apply as a teaching assistant or instructor. Apply by October 20, 2017.

  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Presentation October 16, 2017
    Dr. Chris Orvig will be visiting the SFU Burnaby campus to present on the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany. The foundation has extremely generous programs for both postdocs and faculty members, sponsoring stays in Germany for many research fields.

View Posts by Category