Monday, October 06, 2014

Canadian Nieman fellowship offers journalist study and reflection in a year at Harvard

Every other year, a Canadian Nieman fellowship is offered to a working journalist to spend a year at Harvard University. The specifically Canadian award is financed by a trust established in the name of Martin Wise Goodman, the late president of the Toronto Star, who was a Nieman Fellow himself. 

(The Nieman Foundation for Journalism welcomes up to 12 foreign and 12 American  journalists to Harvard. Since 1938, there have been more than 1,400 fellows. The fellowships were established in the name of  Lucius W. Nieman, the founder of the Milwaukee Journal.) 

The Martin Wise Goodman Canadian Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University provides a mid-career opportunity to study and broaden intellectual horizons during the academic year (September to June) and covers the cost of attending Harvard University and a stipend for living expenses. There are no educational prerequisites; nor do fellows receive either course credits or a degree for work done during the Nieman year. Application is made by the individual journalist. 

The 2013 winner was Laura-Julie Perreault, a staff reporter at La Presse.

The deadline for applications is February 2, 2015. For further information about qualifications and to obtain application forms for the Canadian Nieman, go to   

For further information on the Nieman program, go to

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