Joan Shorenstein Fellowship at Harvard Kennedy School in USA, 2015

Joan Shorenstein Fellowship at Harvard Kennedy School in USA, and applications are submitted till February 2, 2015.The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School is awarding eight one-semester residential fellowships (September through December or February through May). Applicants must be a full-time journalist, politician, scholar or policymaker currently active in the field. Fellows conduct research; engage with students, faculty and the Harvard community; and participate in the various events associated with the Shorenstein Center. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | USA

Level: Fellowship ( This is a one semester fellowship programme for advance research.)

Field(s): media, politics and public policy.

Deadline: February 2, 2015

Funded By: The Shorenstein family, Jessie B. Cox Trust, the Gardner Cowles Trust and the Goldsmith Fund of the Greenfield Foundation.

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Joan Shorenstein Fellowship is targeted for applicants from around the world are eligible to apply for these residential fellowships.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: The Center hosts eight one-semester residential fellowships each year (four per semester).

Scholarship Duration: These are one-semester residential fellowships (September through December or February through May).

Scholarship covers: Stipend is $30,000 for one semester. Travel and living expenses are not covered by the Shorenstein Center. Office space, computer and telephone are provided.


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.


Joan Shorenstein Fellowship applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered:

‣ 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.

Scholarship Application Method

‣ Applicants are required to apply via online.

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on February 2, 2015.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

For more Information about Joan Shorenstein Fellowship


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