The Nieman Foundation selects at least 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. 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, 2015 for International applicants; Jan 31, 2016, for U.S. applicants.