The Nieman Foundation selects up to 12 U.S. and 12 International journalists for Nieman Fellowships  each year. All fellows come to Harvard to pursue a course of study of their own design. Nearly every class at Harvard College and in the graduate schools is open to the fellows (and their spouses), who spend their 10-month appointment broadening their interests or deepening their insight into their field of specialization. Applicants must be full-time journalists with at least five years of journalistic experience. Open to full-time staff and freelance journalists who work in all media, including print, broadcast, photography, film and the Web. All prospective fellows must speak, read and write English fluently. Fellowship includes stipend of $65,000 (U.S. only) plus housing, childcare and health insurance allowances. International fellows must make separate financial arrangements. Deadline: Dec 1, 2016 for International applicants; Jan 31, 2017, for U.S. applicants.