In light of concerns raised by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT will defer its on-campus academic fellowships to 2021-22.

To continue supporting science journalism in the interim, KSJ will award up to 20 remote project fellowships. These fellowships, open to U.S. residents only, are designed to support independently conceived projects — books, investigations, documentaries — and they will be awarded for varying durations over the course of the upcoming academic year:

  • A nine-month, $40,000 fellowship running from September 2020 thru May 2021
  • A four-month, $20,000 fellowship running from September 2020 thru December 2020
  • A four-month, $20,000 fellowship running from February 2021 thru May 2021

Applications for the 2020-21 KSJ Project Fellowships should be submitted through our online portal from June 1 through June 30, 2020. Winners will be announced on July 31, 2020.

Applicants must submit a résumé or curriculum vitae, a project proposal, a working title for the project, a budget detailing anticipated research-related expenses, and one letter of recommendation. For more information, please see our Project Fellowships page.