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Sept. 5, 2018, 11:31 a.m.
LINK: nieman.harvard.edu  ➚   |   Posted by: Joshua Benton   |   September 5, 2018

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard (of which Nieman Lab is a part) just announced a new year-long fellowship for science journalists, to be offered next year:

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University is pleased to announce the creation of the Harry M. Davis Nieman Fellowship in Science Journalism.

The fellowship is funded by a gift from an anonymous donor made on behalf of Ella (Davis) Mazel in memory of her brother, Harry M. Davis, a science journalist and a Nieman Fellow in the class of 1941.

Science journalists from both the United States and abroad are eligible for this fellowship opportunity at Harvard, which will be offered during the 2019-2020 academic year. The Davis Fellow will have access to the many schools, labs and research centers at the university and will join a cohort of some two dozen journalists from around the world in the Nieman class of 2020.

The fellow will receive a stipend for the year and have an opportunity to take classes at other local universities, including MIT and Tufts, and to interact with the robust scientific community based in and around Greater Boston.

Journalists who cover any science topic — from climate change and technology to health and medicine, artificial intelligence and beyond — may apply. Applications from international candidates are due Dec. 1, 2018; the deadline for U.S. applicants is Jan. 31, 2019. The application period for the class of 2020 will open in October 2018.

Davis, the fellowship’s namesake, was a science editor at Newsweek and a writer for The New York Times. He drowned at age 38 in the Gulf of Mexico in 1949.

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