University of Michigan is awarding Knight-Wallace Fellowships for US and international journalists. Fellows devise a personalized study plan with access to the courses and resources of the University of Michigan. A typical Knight-Wallace Fellowship class comprises 12 U.S. journalists and six international colleagues. U.S. fellowships are offered for eight months. International fellowships are offered for either four months or eight months, as funding is available. U.S. fellows receive $70,000- distributed as $8,750 monthly-from September through April. Stipend details vary for international fellows and are worked out on an individual basis. Application should be submitted till February 1, 2015.

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Study Subject(s): Fellows devise a personalized study plan with access to the courses and resources of the University of Michigan.
Course Level: The four to eight months Knight-Wallace fellowship programme is available to journalists.
Scholarship Provider: University of Michigan
Scholarship can be taken at: USA

Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time journalists, with a minimum five years professional experience, whose work appears regularly as an employee or freelancer. Print, broadcast, photo, documentary and Internet journalists are eligible. There are no academic prerequisites.

Scholarship Open for International Students: US and international applicants can apply for this Knight-Wallace fellowship.

Scholarship Description: A Knight-Wallace Fellowship is the rarest of opportunities: an academic year of study, reflection and growth at one of the world?s finest universities, nestled in one of the nation?s most livable cities. It is a time of expanding perspectives, intellectual growth and personal transformation. Each year, the fellowship brings together exceptional journalists from the U.S. and abroad to share this life-changing experience. Fellows devise a personalized study plan with access to the courses and resources of the University of Michigan. Twice-weekly seminars bring the best from the worlds of journalism and academia directly to you.

Number of award(s): A typical Knight-Wallace Fellowship class comprises 12 U.S. journalists and six international colleagues.

Duration of award(s): U.S. fellowships are offered for eight months. International fellowships are offered for either four months or eight months, as funding is available.

What does it cover? U.S. fellows receive $70,000 ? distributed as $8,750 monthly ? from September through April. Stipend details vary for international fellows and are worked out on an individual basis. All tuition and course fees at the University of Michigan are paid for by the fellowship. Spouses and partners are invited to partake in university courses as well. In addition, all fellowship trips ? domestic and international ? are covered. If the fellows? employer does not contribute to insurance coverage, health insurance is provided to fellows and their family members who join them in Ann Arbor.

Selection Criteria: Fellows are selected on the basis of past performance, future promise and above all, leadership in some aspect of journalism. Great care goes into assembling classes of fellows that mix the type and size of news organizations as well as personality, geography and background. Typically, 12 Americans are joined by six international colleagues.

Notification: Finalists are interviewed at Wallace House in April and announced in early May.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. Applications may also be send by email.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is February 1, 2015.

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