Grants and Fellowships

Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowship

The Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships at Harvard is offering short-term research opportunities to individuals who are interested in working on projects that are designed to advance journalism. A Nieman Fellowship is an extraordinary, transformative learning opportunity open to journalists working in all media in every country around the world. The fellowship is available for both U.S. and international students. The fellowship offers $223,000 award amount.

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism was founded in 1938. The mission of the foundation is to educate journalists and promote the standards of journalism worldwide.


  • All applicants for Nieman Fellowships, including freelancers, must be working journalists with at least five years of full-time media experience.
  • Journalism-related work completed as a university student does not count as professional experience. People who work in public relations or at organizations whose primary business is not the media are not eligible to apply.
  • There are no age limits or academic prerequisites, and a college degree is not required.

How to Apply:

  • For applying the fellowship, the candidates must fill the on-line scholarship application form. The link is:
  • You may save your information and return as many times as you like prior to the application deadline.

Award Amount:

Nieman Foundation is awarding $223,000 amount for the Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowship.

Supporting Documents:

Supporting documents include the following:

  • Two essays.
  •  A professional profile and study plan.
  • Work samples.
  • Three letters of recommendation.

Application Deadline:

International journalistsDec. 1, 2016

U.S. journalists (U.S. citizens): Jan. 31, 2017

Link for More Information:


Fulbright U.S. Student Program

CUSE is seeking applicants for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, which offers postgraduate English teaching assistant and study/research grant opportunities in over 130 countries. Interested juniors and seniors should visit to RSVP for one of our upcoming information sessions and learn more about the application process. The English teaching awards do not require teaching experience, though the study/research grants typically require previous research experience, preferably internationally.


UK/Asia Scholarships Announcement

Outstanding juniors and seniors with 3.7+ GPAs who have demonstrated both leadership potential on campus, in the community, or in their academic fields and an interest in graduate study at prestigious British or Chinese institutions should visit to learn more about the UK/Asia Scholarships, including the Rhodes, Marshall, Gates, Churchill, Schwarzman, and Luce programs. Students can RSVP there for upcoming information sessions and learn about the first steps in the application process.


US-UK Fulbright Commission Summer Institutes

For First Year Students and Sophomores, the US-UK Fulbright Commission Summer Institutes are three to six week programs hosted at universities across the United Kingdom. Each university/institute has a particular focus ranging from technology in society through the northern extent of the Roman Empire; these institutes are educational, cultural, and social – they encourage exceptional students to pursue leadership and informal ambassadorial roles.

Learn more at or at  ND CUSE is available to help you with your application, or you may apply directly on the Fulbright website.