The Joan Shorenstein Fellowship
Harvard Kennedy School's Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy

Journalism,Policy Makers
All Nationalities
United States

Scholarship Overview

Harvard Kennedy School's Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy invites applications for The Joan Shorenstein Fellowship 2021 from journalists, scholars, politicians, and policymakers. The aim of this fellowship is to advance research in the field of media, politics and public policy; facilitate a dialogue among journalists, scholars, policymakers, and students; and provide an opportunity for reflection. Selected fellows will receive a stipend of USD 30,000; workstation and paid research assistant.


  • A stipend of USD 30,000
  • Workstation
  • Paid research assistant


  • CV
  • Examples of recently published works


This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by January2022. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • Be journalist from local, national and international TV, radio, print, and digital media; media and civic technology innovator; non-fiction author; political advisor and policymaker; leading academic scholar in fields such as media research and political science; and policy analyst
  • Be a working journalist, politician, scholar or policymaker currently or recently active in the field
  • Not have participated in another fellowship within the two years prior to their preferred semester
  • Be fluent in English – listening, reading, writing and speaking

How To Apply

Follow the steps below to apply for the scholarship:

Step 1: Click on the link.
Step 2: Fill in the required details.
Step 3: Upload the necessary documents.
Step 4: Submit the application.