Talent Funding

Jump into 2018 with fellowships, grants, and awards for January and February!

Greetings and happy 2018! We’re starting the year off strong with a collection of 37 fellowships, grants, and awards for you to scoop up. Find a few samples below and access the full list on the AIRdaily.

• Steinbeck Fellows Program
Deadline: January 2, 2018
Details: A one-year fellowship for emerging writings to pursue a writing project in residence with the Steinbeck Center at San Jose State University. Fellows receive a stipend of $10,000, opportunities for networking and mentorship, and more.
Website: http://www.sjsu.edu/steinbeck/fellows/steinbeckfellows_apply/index.html

• World Journalist Fellowship at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute
Deadline: January 4, 2018
Details: Two semesters of funded study for international journalists at one of the master’s programs at the Institute, as well as a $13,000 stipend.
Website: https://journalism.nyu.edu/about-us/awards-and-fellowships/world-journalist-fellowship/#apply

• Google News Lab Fellowship
Deadline: January 15, 2018
Details: A summer fellowship for undergraduate and graduate students in the United States to research and write while stationed at one of the following: Nieman Journalism Lab, the Center for Investigative Reporting, ProPublica, the Pew Research Center, Pointer, and more. Fellows receive a stipend of $9,000 during the program and a travel budget of $1,000.
Website: https://newslab.withgoogle.com/fellowship-us

• Radio Television Digital News Association fellowships
Deadline: January 15, 2018
Details: Awards of between $1,000 and $10,000 to students and young professionals with fewer than ten years of experience.
Website: https://rtdna.org/content/scholarship_info#.U3qTyy-H9uY

• Sesame Street Writers’ Room Fellowship
Deadline: February 4, 2018
Details: Hands-on writing experience with mentorship from Sesame Street veterans. Seven to ten writers will be selected to finesse their children’s educational media content over the summer.
Website: https://sesamewritersroom.org/

• Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists at the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting
Deadline: February 12, 2018
Details: A five-day program for journalists who want the “tools, resources and understanding to investigate and break stories on important environmental issues.” The fellowship includes room, board, tuition, a travel stipend, and ground transportation.
Website: http://metcalfinstitute.org/awj2018/

• The Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT
Deadline: February 28, 2018
Details: Journalists with three years experience focused on science, health, technology, and environmental reporting may apply. Ten fellows will receive support, mentorship, and a stipend of $70,000 during the nine-month program.
Website: https://ksj.mit.edu/the-fellowships/