University of Michigan Knight Wallace Fellowship for Journalists ($85,000 Stipend)

The Knight-Wallace Fellowship Program offer accomplished journalists who desire growth and are committed to the future of journalism to spend an academic year at The University of Michigan. This provide you the opportunity to access resources of a world-class university and focus more into your journalism project.

Areas of focus can include, but are not limited to, sharpening professional skills, addressing a challenge facing your newsroom, digging into data and research for a long-term reporting project or developing a journalism venture.

Up to 20 Fellows will be selected from all facets of journalism who are ready to take the next career step and join us in Ann Arbor for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Summary of Knight Wallace Fellowship

  • Eight-month program from late August through April of immersive study away from daily deadlines
  • Individual journalism projects designed to develop topical depth, gain new skills, address a newsroom challenge or explore a journalism venture
  • Specialized resources and access to faculty at the University of Michigan
  • Private seminars with newsroom leaders, change agents and world-renowned experts for candid, off-the-record conversations
  • Workshops to sharpen professional skills and leadership ability
  • $85,000 stipend plus $5,000 for relocation expenses distributed monthly from August through April for living expenses (costs for health insurance, auditing courses, and participating in required workshops and fellowship activities paid for by Wallace House)*
  • Individual relocation support and assistance with finding and securing housing to meet each Fellow’s housing needs
  • Spouses and partners are invited to participate in fellowship activities and audit university courses as well

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Application Deadlines

Applications to apply for the 2024-2025 academic will open October 13.

The deadline for international applicants (journalists who do not hold a U.S. passport) to apply for the 2024-2025 academic year is December 1, 2023.

The deadline for U.S. applicants to apply for the 2024-2025 academic year is February 1, 2024.

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