Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program 2020, Application, Dates


Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program 2020 – Applications are invited for Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program 2020 at MIT. Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this fellowship program.

Through a combination of fellowships, grants, workshops and other support, the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT seeks to nurture and enhance the ability of journalists from around the world to accurately document the often complex intersection of science, technology and human culture.

About the Fellowship

  • The Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program at MIT supports a global community of dedicated and thoughtful journalists specializing in science, health, technology and environmental reporting. The program is designed to recognize journalists who demonstrate a high level of professional excellence and accomplishment as well as a long-term commitment to their craft. Journalists from all countries compete on an equal basis and are encouraged to apply.

Important Dates

Interested candidates can submit the complete application packet no later than15th January 2020All applications will be notified of their status in earlyMarch 2020


  • To be eligible for a Knight Fellowship, applicants must:
  • Be full-time journalists, whether on staff or freelance. Part-time writers or producers are not eligible.
  • Have at least three full years of experience covering science, technology, the environment, or medicine.
  • Be reporters, writers, editors, producers, illustrators, filmmakers, or photojournalists. This includes work for newspapers, magazines, television, radio, and digital media.

How to Apply

  • Complete applications must be submitted between November 15, 2019 and January 15, 2020. References are strongly encouraged to meet this deadline, but they are given a grace period until January 22nd to upload their recommendation letters. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • All applicants will be notified of their status in early March. Video Skype interviews will be scheduled for 25 semi-finalists selected for further consideration. Applications and video interviews will be reviewed by a panel of distinguished science journalists, including Director Deborah Blum, Associate Director Ashley Smart, and Undark Chief Editor, Tom Zeller Jr. The 10 recipients of the 2020-2021 Knight fellowships will be formally announced in April.
  • Application period for the 2020-21 Knight Fellowship Year will open on 15th January 2020; if you wish to apply for KSJ Fellowship Program go through
  • For further questions, please contact Bettina Urcuioli at

Last Date

The last date for application is 15th January 2020.

Contact Details

Knight Science Journalism Fellowships, MIT E19-623, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307 (USA), Email:, Website

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