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Fellowship Program At-A-Glance

Nieman Fellows represent the changing face of journalism. They come to Harvard from locations around the world. They work for national and local print publications, broadcast news outlets, news websites and documentary film production companies. Some are making their mark as freelance journalists. Some have practiced their craft under repressive governments or in far-flung fields of conflict. Together each year, they form a Nieman class that is rich in diversity, experience and aspirations for the years ahead.

Many prospective fellows ask, “What does a Nieman Fellowship provide me and my family?” Visit the links below for some of the answers:

Stipends and Allowances
Details on housing, childcare and health insurance allowances.

Harvard Classes and Programs
Fellows fulfill their quest for learning by auditing courses in Harvard College classrooms and at the distinguished graduate schools of the university.

Nieman Activities and Programs
Among the many activities offered to fellows are weekly seminars and talks by Harvard faculty and leading journalists, plus writing and multi-media workshops.

Fellows and Their Families
The fellowship year is a family affair. Spouses or companions are recognized at Harvard as Nieman Affiliates, enabling them to attend classes, use Harvard libraries and other facilities. Affiliates typically participate in most Nieman activities.

Walter Lippmann House
Headquarters of the Nieman Foundation and all fellowship activities and a home away from home for fellows during their year in Cambridge.

Living in Cambridge, Boston and Beyond
Besides being a part of the vibrant Cambridge community, fellows have the opportunity to take advantage of a world-class city right at their doorstep.