What do Alma Guillermoprieto, Dexter Filkins, Susan Orlean, Rick Bragg and Anne Hull all have in common? Once upon a time, they all headed to Cambridge, Mass., as Nieman Fellows for a year of study at Harvard University.

lippmann_houseCollege courses, lectures and the opportunity to spend a year pondering big ideas with other committed journalists make up only part of the package. Not only do fellows receive a stipend, but spouses and partners can also take advantage of Harvard classes and lectures.

Fellows come from the U.S. and around the world. Whether you work for a news organization or freelance, whether you are a traditional print reporter or are on the cutting edge of journalistic multimedia experimentation, a year at the Nieman Foundation has a lot to offer. It’s an extraordinary opportunity to consider the future of journalism and to expand your vistas.

You must be a full-time journalist with at least five years’ experience (along with some other eligibility criteria). This year, for the first time, you can apply completely online. Applications for U.S. fellowships are due January 31, and international applicants have an earlier deadline of December 15.

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