Joan Shorenstein Fellowship for Studying Media, Politics and Public Policy

  • Target: The citizens of any national
  • Benefits: Up to $30,000
  • Level and Discipline: Research and non-degree events in the field of media, politics and public policy
  • Host Institution: Harvard Kennedy School – USA
  • Deadline: March and August every year

Entries for the Joan Shorenstein Fellowship are now accepted. Both the U.S. and foreign citizens are welcome to apply. He or she must be currently be a full-time journalist, politician, scholar or policymaker. The winning fellows will be granted stipend of $30,000 for one semester.

Fellowship Description
The mission of the Joan Shorenstein Fellowship Program is to advance research in the field of media, politics and public policy; facilitate a dialogue among journalists, scholars, policymakers and students; provide an opportunity for reflection; and create a vibrant and long-lasting community of scholars and practitioners. The primary focus for a Fellow is to research, write and publish a paper on a media/politics topic. It is a highly selective program; only a very small percentage of applicants are accepted.

Award Value
The successful fellows may expect to receive stipend of $30,000 for one semester.

Level and Area of Studies
Advanced research program in media, politics and public policy.

Place of Study
The research will be taken in the USA.

Eligibility and Criteria
This Joan Shorenstein  Fellowship award are required to meet the criteria as follow:

  • Must be a full-time journalist, politician, scholar or policymaker currently active in the field.
    Journalist: Reporter, editor, producer with a minimum of five years experience at a news organization (print, broadcast, Internet) immediately prior to submitting Fellowship application.
    Politician: Someone who has campaigned and been elected to a national or high-level state office.
    Scholar: Tenured or tenure-track professor in political science, political communication, journalism, international political communication with a strong record of book and journal publications. The applicant must be employed by a college, university or research institution for seven years or more.
    Policymaker: High-level official in a cabinet office or adviser to a candidate for national office. Minimum 10 years experience in equivalent role.
  • Must be available to be in residence, full-time, for one semester (September through December or February through May) in Cambridge, MA.
  • The applicant should not have participated in another fellowship within the two years prior to their preferred semester at Harvard.
  • Applicants must be fluent in English – listening, reading, writing and speaking. Non-native English speakers must provide TOEFL or IELTS score.

Applicants’ Nationality
There is no nationality restriction.

Application Instruction
The application should be made online through the online system at the website link below.

Website and Application Link

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