Mid-career journalists with a minimum of three years' experience in reporting science, medicine, environment or technology for the public may apply for Knight Science Journalism Fellowships at MIT — an academic year spent attending courses and participating in weekly seminars with top researchers. Journalists who wish to gain expertise in these fields are also eligible and must have at least five years of experience. Applicants may be reporters, writers, editors, producers, illustrators or photo-journalists. They may work for newspapers, magazines, television, radio or the web. Full-time freelance journalists are also considered. There are no educational prerequisites. Professionals working in public information, public relations, the trade press, government or academia are not eligible. Award includes $65,000 stipend, divided into nine installments over the academic year. Deadline: February 28, 2014.
Contact: Phil Hilts,  Director
Knight Science Journalism Fellowships
Massachusetts Institute of Technology E19-623
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307