The Nieman Foundation is offering scholarships that can reach up to US$ 80,000 for professionals who wish to develop professionally at Harvard University, in the United States. Scholarships are valid for one year at the institution, which ranks 15th on the Forbes list of the best universities in the country.
Journalists with more than five years of experience in media vehicles in different areas, such as print journalism; digital; sound or audiovisual, can receive one of the 12 scholarships worth around R$ 425,000 distributed annually by the Nieman Foundation. The scholarships are aimed at professionals from around the world, while another 12 are offered to US journalists.
Scholarships at Harvard
Every year, the foundation selects 24 journalists to spend a year at Harvard University to improve themselves professionally and as leaders. To date, more than 1,600 journalists from 99 different countries have benefited from the program. During the period, those selected will be able to study, participate in research and events at the institution, being able to choose which courses they will take during the two semesters they will spend at Harvard, preparing a course conclusion work (TCC) for each period.
The US$ 80,000 scholarship will be paid over nine months, during which the foundation will help with the search for a place to live and with the purchase of insurance. If the selected one moves with his family, they will be able to access a good part of the experience offered, such as some classes and university spaces. Names like Rosental Calmon Alves, who now directs the Knight Center for Journalism at the University of Texas, and Natália Viana, co-founder and director of Agência Pública, are some Brazilian names that have already been selected by the program.
How to Apply for Scholarships
Applications for the Nieman Foundation scholarships to Harvard University can be made through the foundation’s website, where they must present their professional curriculum, a letter of motivation, letters of recommendation, samples of journalistic work and study proposals, explaining the purpose of study in getting the scholarship and how it will benefit journalism.
It is possible to enroll until December 1st and the foundation has made available a manual to answer questions about the selection process, which can also be accessed on the website.