Due Date: December 1, 2019 (International reporters)/ February 1, 2020 (United States reporters)

Applications are welcomed for the University of Michigan Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship for Reporters 2020/21 A Knight-Wallace Fellowship acknowledges accomplished reporters who are excited for development and deeply dedicated to the future of journalism. They use a special chance: a scholastic year of research study and collective knowing at the University of Michigan to deepen understanding, establish originalities, and address obstacles dealing with the journalism market.

Specialized Fellowships

They accept approximately 20 Fellows each year. U.S. candidates will be thought about for the specialized fellowships however ought to not require their research study prepares to fit among the classifications. If your work and/or research study strategy lines up with among these committed fellowships, the choice committee will take that positioning into factor to consider.

Specialized fellowships:

  • Burton R. Benjamin Fellowship: Broadcast Journalism
  • Daniel B. Burke Fellowship: General Researches
  • Ford Fellowship: Transport, Innovation, Environment
  • Benny Friedman Fellowship: Sports Journalism
  • Knight Specialized Fellowships: Service, Education, Law, Medication, Details and Innovation, News Development
  • Karsten Prager Fellowship: International Reporting
  • William C. Richardson Fellowship: Public Law, Philanthropy
  • Time-Warner Fellowship: Newsroom Variety
  • Mike Wallace Fellowship: Investigative Reporting


Each year they pick approximately 20 Fellows for a life-altering experience.

  • Eight-month program of immersive research study far from everyday due dates.
  • Specific research study strategies developed to establish topical depth, useful abilities and wider point of views.
  • Specialized resources and specialists at the University of Michigan to assist research study.
  • Personal Workshops with checking out reporters, scholars and innovators for honest, off-the-record discussions.
  • Workshops to hone your writing, technical abilities and management capability.
  • International Travel to bring context to the political, financial and social forces forming news protection.
  • $75,000 stipend — dispersed as $8,750 month-to-month– from September through April for living costs. All tuition and course charges are spent for by the fellowship. All fellowship journeys– domestic and worldwide– are covered. If the Fellow’s company does not add to insurance protection, medical insurance is supplied.
  • Partners and partners are welcomed to take part in fellowship activities and can investigate university courses also.


  • Certified candidates should have a minimum of 5 years of experience and be presently operating in some element of journalism for a wire service or as an independent reporter.
  • They are trying to find a varied variety of reporters consisting of press reporters, editors, information specialists, visual reporters, audio manufacturers, engagement professionals, designers, designers, business owners and organizational modification representatives.
  • If you are not a full-time reporter, most of your work ought to remain in journalism.
  • They do rule out full-time academics, public relations authors, internal trade authors, lobbyists, public supporters, or those looking for a degree.


All fellows should concur not to work, either in their existing task or other paid projects, keep residency in Ann Arbor throughout of the fellowship and go to all program workshops and occasions. Candidates operating in a newsroom are motivated to get company permission approving a leave of lack with the understanding that, upon conclusion of the fellowship and where suitable, the fellow will go back to their location of work.


  • U.S. candidates — If you are a U.S. person, use as a U.S. candidate even if you operate in another nation or for a non– U.S. journalism entity. Applications for American reporters (with U.S. passports) are due on February 1,2019 Applications open on October 1.
  • Worldwide candidates — If you are a not a U.S. person, use as a global candidate even if you operate in the United States or for an American journalism entity. A Permit is not the like citizenship. Applications for worldwide reporters (without U.S. passports) are due on December 1, 2019.

If you hold double passports from the U.S. and another nation, please e-mail [email protected] with information of your citizenships and name of your wire service and we will address your concerns.

To use, check out the Frequently Asked Questions and evaluation:

Details for U.S. Applicants
Details for International Applicants

For additional information, see Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship

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