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Funded Joan Shorenstein Fellowship in USA 2019

Funded Joan Shorenstein Fellowship in USA 2019

Partially Funded
Country: USA
City: Cambridge,
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The Joan Shorenstein Fellowship Program is designed to provide journalists, scholars, politicians, and policymakers with an opportunity for reflection. Further, Joan Shorenstein Fellowship offers busy professionals the time and resources needed to think, research, and write on issues central to our media and politics. The Kennedy School’s other Centers and initiatives regularly host experts in a wide variety of topics. Also, the wider Harvard University calendar features hundreds of activities and events each week, including lectures, panels, exhibitions, music, theater, film, sports and much more.

Moreover, The primary focus of a fellow is to research and write a paper on a media/politics topic.  The Shorenstein Center strives to create an environment for fellows to do their best work. Along with, faculty support, weekly discussion meetings with peers, and all the resources that Harvard has to offer, including world-class libraries and leading experts on a vast array of subjects. Additionally, During the semester fellows will attend regular events hosted by the Center. Also, including thought-provoking speakers from the media and social gatherings. Fellows leave the Center has made lasting friendships and important professional connections.

Furthermore, Since 1986, the Fellowship Program has brought hundreds of journalists, scholars, and politicians from around the world to the Center. Past fellows include journalists from local, national and international TV, radio, print, and digital media; media and civic technology innovators; nonfiction authors; political advisors and policymakers; leading academic scholars in fields such as media research and political science; and policy analysts.


  • Fellows receive a stipend of $30,000, paid in monthly installments at the end of each month over the 4-month semester.


  • Journalist: Reporters, editors, columnists, producers, media business executives and related, with a minimum of five years of full-time experience. Either at professional news organizations or as a full-time freelancer (not including work completed as a university student).
  • Politician: Someone who has campaigned and been elected to a national or high-level state office. Also,  communications professionals within politics and policy, e.g. speechwriters, press secretaries.
  • Scholar: Tenured or tenure-track professor employed by a college, university or research institution in political science, political communication, journalism, international political communication, or a field relevant to the Shorenstein Center’s areas of inquiry.
  • Policymaker: High-level official in a cabinet office or adviser to a candidate for national office.

Applicants should not have participated in another fellowship within the two years prior to their preferred semester.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline01 August,2019
City Cambridge,
Open toAll Nationalities
OrganizerHarvard Kennedy school Shorenstein Center
Contact the organizer617-495-8269,



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