U.S Nieman Fellowships are reserved for U.S. citizens, including journalists who work in foreign bureaus or who work for non-U.S. media companies. U.S. fellows receive a stipend of $60,000, a housing allowance and childcare support. More


The Knight-Wallace Fellows program provides outstanding mid-career professionals the opportunity to indulge in a sabbatical year of study and reflection. The Fellowship is designed to broaden perspectives, nurture intellectual growth, and inspire personal transformation. To this end, Fellows devise a plan of study and select classes from the full range of courses offered at the University of Michigan. Additionally, prominent journalists and leading academics give twice-weekly seminars. With no deadlines, a Knight-Wallace Fellowship frees you to explore the expanse of scholarship at the University of Michigan. Application Deadline: Postmarked by February 1. Send your completed application, study plan, autobiographical statement, and work samples in duplicate. Work samples may not be reproduced and must be trimmed or mounted to 8 1/2 x 11 paper. Letters of reference must come directly from the writer

Submit the original application and two copies to:

Charles R. Eisendrath, Director
Knight-Wallace Fellows
Wallace House
620 Oxford Road
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2635

Telephone: (734) 998-7666
FAX: (734) 998-7979

ICFJ’s Knight International Journalism Fellowships Program receives grants

Gates Foundation to Sponsor Health Journalism Fellows in Africa

Washington – The best defense of press freedom is journalism that improves the lives of citizens. The Knight International Journalism Fellowships program, administered by the International Center for Journalists, does just that. For more than 14 years, the program has helped 30,000 journalists and media managers make a difference around the world.
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Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism Launches Spencer Education Journalism Fellowship

Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and the Spencer Foundation are offering a new fellowship in education reporting. The fellowship seeks to elevate the level of education reporting by giving writers the time and resources to produce work of lasting value that, ultimately, will influence a national conversation about the state of education in America. The fellowship combines course work in residence at Columbia University with intense individual help with each fellow’s project on some aspect of education in the United States.

Fellows will spend an academic year in New York to study at the School of Journalism and at Columbia’s Teachers College. In addition to the coursework and independent projects, the Spencer Fellows will meet as a group periodically and participate in conversations with influential leaders in both education and journalism.

The fellowship is open to journalists, educators, and education policy researchers who are interested in creating significant works of long-form education journalism. The chief criterion for selection is the potential for research and writing excellence, and impact on the national discourse, in the field of education. An outline of a proposed project in education reporting — projects that are already underway are eligible — must accompany all applications.

American Press Institute Fellowships

Deadline: Varies by fellowship, please visit web site for more information

Current Fellowships include:

  • James H. Ottaway Fellowships honors the late chairman of Ottaway Newspapers Inc. and member of the API Board of Directors. It covers tuition, hotel and meals.
  • Phillip S. Weld, Sr. Fellowship honors the late owner of Essex County Newspapers in Massachusetts. It covers tuition, hotel and meals.
  • Rollan D. Melton Fellowship honors the late Reno Gazette-Journal
    columnist, president of Speidel Newspapers and API Board member. It is open to college-level journalism educators who are members of a recognized minority group, and covers tuition, hotel and meals.
  • Minority Journalism Educators Fellowship is open to college-level journalism educators who are members of a recognized minority group, and covers tuition, hotel and meals.
  • Cissy Patterson Fellowship is a memorial to the owner of the now-defunct Washington (D.C.) Times-Herald. Open to female reporters or editors from newspapers with daily circulation below 25,000, it covers tuition, hotel and meals.
  • Edmund C. Arnold Fellowship honors the distinguished newspaper-design consultant who led more than 220 API seminar discussions. Mr. Arnold received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Institute in 1999. The fellowship provides tuition, hotel and meals for Visual Storytelling for Print and Web.
  • James H. Ottoway Jr. International Fellowship covers tuition, hotel and meals (and sometimes travel expenses) to publishers, editors and other key newspaper executives in emerging democracies.
  • John E. (Jack) Heselden Fellowship honors the longtime newspaper executive and retired deputy chairman of Gannett Co., Inc. For newspaper executives interested in marketing or general management, it covers tuition, hotel and meals.
  • Malcolm F. Mallette Fellowship honors a former executive director of API. It provides tuition for a news director or managing editor of a newspaper with daily circulation under 50,000. Please inquire which 2008 seminars are eligible for funding through the Malcolm F. Mallette Fellowship.
  • Walter Everett Fellowship honors a former director of API and covers tuition for a city editor or supervising content editor. If funds permit, it also provides a travel allowance.
  • NAA Minority Fellowships: API cooperates with the Newspaper Association of America Foundation to make NAA Minority Fellowships available for API seminars. The foundation sets eligibility requirements and makes awards independently.

Please visit the American Press Institute for more information.

Graduate Fellowships for American Indians at the American Indian Graduate Center

Deadline: Varies by fellowship, please visit web site for more information
The graduate fellowships are for American Indian and Alaskan Native students from federally recognized U.S. tribes to pursue Master’s, Doctorate and professional degrees in all fields. Current fellowships include, but are not limited to:

  • Elizabeth Furbur Fellowship – graduate fellowship for women studying the creative fine arts, visual works, crafts, music, performing, dance, literacy, creative writing and poetry.
  • Grace Wall Barreda Memorial Fellowship – Graduate fellowship for students seeking advanced degrees in environmental studies or public health.
  • Jeannette Elmer Scholarship – Graduate Fellowship – AIGC was granted authority to accept administration of the trust fund monies of the Jeannette Elmer estate. The fund is designated to provide scholarships to students who have completed their bachelor’s degree and are enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program at an accredited institution and who are members of Wisconsin, New Mexico or Arizona tribes.
  • Katrin Lamon Fund – for Native American graduate students majoring in literature, journalism and communications or a related field.

Please visit the American Indian Graduate Center for more information.

Visit the Web site of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism for complete program information »

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American Association of University Women Educational Foundation

1111 16th Street NW
Washington DC 20036
(800) 326-AAUW
(202) 728-7602

University Scholar-in-Residence Award Up to $50,000 award, located at a college or university, will undertake and disseminate research on gender and equity for women and girls American Fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations and scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave or for preparing completed research for publication. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. One-year postdoctoral research leave fellowships, dissertation fellowships, and summer/short-term research publication grants are offered.

Career Development Grants support women who hold a bachelor’s degree and who are preparing to advance their careers, change careers, or re-enter the work force.

Community Action Grants provide seed money to individual women, AAUW branches and AAUW state organizations, as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls.

Eleanor Roosevelt Teacher Fellowships provide professional development opportunities for women public school teachers; improve girls’ learning opportunities, especially in math, science, and technology; and promote equity and long-term change in classrooms, schools, and school systems.

International Fellowships are awarded for full-time graduate or postgraduate study or research to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Supplemental grants support community-based projects in the fellow’s home country.

Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who intend to pursue a full-time course of study during the fellowship year in designated degree programs where women’s participation traditionally has been low.

American Bar Foundation 750 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago IL 60611
(312) 988-6500

Fellowship Program The ABF offers fellowships to scholars, in the field of sociolegal studies, who within the past two years have completed all requirements for the Ph.D., or who are currently in the final stages of completing their degree.

Law and Social Science Certificate Program The Law and Social Science Certificate Program is a combined effort of the ABF and Northwestern University’s Graduate School and Law School faculties. This interdisciplinary program capitalizes on the growing intellectual and policy significance of law and advances the use of social science in the study of legal processes and legal institutions.

Montgomery Summer Research Fellowships for Minority Undergraduates The Summer Research Fellowship Program provides summer internships at the ABF for minority college students. Each student is assigned to an ABF Research Fellow who involves the student in the Fellow’s research project.

American Indian Graduate Center 4520 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite 1B
Albuquerque, NM 87109
(505) 881-4584

Graduate Fellowships for American Indians The graduate fellowships are for American Indian and Alaskan Native students from federally recognized U.S. tribes to pursue Master’s, Doctorate and professional degrees in all fields.

American Press Institute 11690 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, Virginia 20191-1498
(703) 620-3611

James H. Ottaway Fellowships The fellowships are open to any college-level journalism educator.

Phillip S. Weld, Sr. Fellowship The fellowship is open to any college-level journalism educator.

Minority Journalism Educators Fellowship Open only to college-level journalism educators who are members of a recognized minority group.

Rolland D. Melon Fellowship Open only to college-level journalism educators who are members of a recognized minority group.

Cissy Patterson Fellowship The fellowship provides seminar tuition, room, meals and travel subsidy for a female reporter or editor from a newspaper with a daily circulation less than 25,000.

John E. Heselden Fellowship The fellowship provides seminar tuition for a newspaper executive interested in marketing or general management.

Arts International / Institute of International Education 809 United Nations Plaza
New York, N. Y. 10017
(212) 984-5370

Cintas Fellowship Program This program award $10,000 to artists who are of Cuban ancestry or Cuban citizens living outside Cuba. The fellowships are intended to promote and encourage the professional development and recognition of talented creative artists. The artist’s areas of focus may be in architecture, painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, music composition and creative writing.

Association on American Indian Affairs P.O. Box 268
Tekakwitha Complex Agency Road, #7
Sisseton, SD 57262
(605) 698-3998

Sequoyah Graduate Fellowship For American Indian and Alaskan Native full-time students who are working toward a graduate degree.

Council for International Exchange of Scholars 3007 Tilden Street NW Suite 5M
Washington DC 20008
(202) 686-7877

The Fulbright Program The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship program in international educational exchange. Fulbright grants are made to U.S. citizens and nationals of other countries for a variety of educational activities, primarily university lecturing, advanced research, graduate study and teaching in elementary and secondary schools. Since the program’s inception, more than 250,000 participants – chosen for their leadership potential – have had the opportunity to observe each other’s political, economic and cultural institutions. Both U.S. and Visiting Fulbright Scholars lecture or conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields ranging from journalism and urban planning to music, philosophy, business administration and zoology.

The Fulbright Program encompasses a variety of exchange programs, including those for faculty and professionals:

Pre-Doctoral Fellowships are offered to U.S. and foreign graduate students and graduating seniors. Nearly 800 Americans are studying abroad with either full or partial support from the Fulbright Program. Similar awards are offered each year to foreign graduate students for support at U.S. universities.

The Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program provides opportunities for mostly one-for-one exchanges between U.S. and foreign elementary, secondary and post secondary teachers.

The Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program was established in 1979 to bring accomplished mid-career professionals from developing countries to the United States at a mid-point in their careers for a year of study and related professional experiences. Fellows are selected based on their potential for national leadership in the fields of public administration and public policy analysis, public health, agricultural development and planning and resource management.

The College and University Affiliations Program seeks to establish linkages between U.S. universities and institutions overseas through the exchange of faculty and staff. Begun as a pilot project in Africa in 1982, the program became worldwide in 1983. These linkages focus on the social sciences, humanities, business administration and the arts. Since the program’s inception, over 350 institutional grants have been awarded.

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of International Education and Graduate Programs administer a portion of the Fulbright program, the Fulbright-Hays Foreign Area and Language Training Programs. Funds are awarded to Americans individually or to U.S. institutions to support research and training efforts abroad focusing on non-western foreign languages and world area studies.

Five College Fellowship for Minority Scholars

Five Colleges, Inc.
97 Spring Street
Amherst, Mass. 01002
(413) 256-8316

The Fellowship is for minority scholars to complete their doctoral dissertations without the intrusion of teaching and committee responsibilities that come with full academic appointments. The Five College Consortium is comprised of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts. Although the primary goal is completion of the dissertation, each Fellow will also have many opportunities to experience working with students and faculty colleagues on the host campus as well as with those at the other colleges. The stipend and benefits of the fellowship are $25000, office space, housing assistance, and library privileges at the five colleges.

Fund for Investigative Journalism P.O. Box 60184
Washington, D.C. 20039-0184
(202) 362-0260 The Fund for Investigative Journalism gives grants, ranging from $500 to $10,000, to reporters working outside the protection and backing of major news organizations. These grants are limited to journalists seeking help for investigative pieces involving corruption, malfeasance, incompetence and societal ills in general as well as for media criticism. FIJ Book Award Every year, an FIJ Book Prize is awarded at the annual board meeting in November. The best book will be selected from applications The Fund has chosen during the year, up to and including the November meeting. The award will either add $15,000 to one of the book proposals already selected or constitute a $25,000 prize for a new and compelling entry. Do not send books that have already been published or proposals that are not eligible for a Fund grant. The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program

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