Applications are currently ongoing for the 2018 $75,000 Columbia University Spencer Fellowship for Education Research. Interested students should see the details below.
Columbia University, established in 1754, is a private Ivy League research university in Upper Manhattan, New York City, often cited as one of the world’s most prestigious universities.
The Columbia University is offering the Spencer Fellowship for Education Reporting to journalists, educators and education policy researchers who want to develop an ambitious, long-form journalism project to advance the understanding of education.
Application Deadline: 1st February, 2018
Eligible Countries: All
Host Country: Columbia Journalism School and Teachers College, Columbia University
Course Level: Fellowship
Number of Awardees: 4
Value of Fellowship: Each fellow will be awarded a stipend of $75,000 for personal living expenses, plus $7500 for project expenses.
Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for this fellowship program, applicants must:
- be International students
- have an interest in pursuing academic coursework in support of the project.
- be proficient in English Language
How to Apply for the Scholarship
The application includes:
- A professional biography or resume.
- Three examples of your work that demonstrate a passion for education research and writing, including newspaper and magazine clips, broadcasts, films, books, monographs, academic reports, or other writing samples. Applicants with reporting experience in covering education or educators who are interested in journalism are preferred. You must provide links to any work you submit. We cannot distribute the work to the judges without links. If your sample is not in English, you must provide a translation.
- An outline of a proposed project in education reporting, including projects currently in progress, must accompany the application, along with an essay explaining how a greater understanding in education research and expertise would materially enhance the project and your ability to cover education. Preference will be given to applicants who can show proof of publication of their work, either through a letter of commitment from a news organization or a book contract. The application should also include the commitment to cover education in the long term.
- A brief essay on proposed areas of research you anticipate pursuing at Columbia University including courses and professors that may materially enhance your project.
- An essay about an education trend you have observed. This trend does not have to be related to your project. It is geared to see how you are following education trends and policies.
- At least three letters of recommendation, including one from the publication that has shown interest in the project.