Why a Knight-Wallace Fellowship?
A Knight-Wallace Fellowship recognizes accomplished, mid-career journalists who are eager for growth and deeply committed to the future of journalism. We offer a unique opportunity: an academic year of study and collaborative learning at the University of Michigan to deepen knowledge, develop new ideas, and address challenges facing the journalism industry.
Each year we select up to 20 Fellows for a life-changing experience.
- Eight-month program of immersive study away from daily deadlines.
- Individual study plans designed to develop topical depth, practical skills and broader perspectives.
- Specialized resources and experts at the University of Michigan to guide research.
- Private Seminars with visiting journalists, scholars and innovators for candid, off-the-record conversations.
- Workshops to sharpen your writing, technical skills and leadership ability.
- International Travel to bring context to the political, economic and social forces shaping news coverage.
- $70,000 stipend – distributed as $8,750 monthly – from September through April for living expenses. All tuition and course fees are paid for by the fellowship. All fellowship trips – domestic and international – are covered. If the Fellow’s employer does not contribute to insurance coverage, health insurance is provided.
- Spouses and partners are invited to partake in fellowship activities and can audit university courses as well.