The Robert L. Long Nieman Fellowship for Turkish journalists established at Harvard University

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard and the New York City-based Turkish Philanthropy Funds (TPF) announced the launch of the Robert L. Long Nieman Fellowship to support the work of exceptional Turkish journalists.

Applications for the funded, yearlong fellowship are open through December 1, 2017.

The fellowship honors the memory of journalist, filmmaker and news executive Robert L. Long. Over many years, Long worked with journalists covering international news and was concerned with the issues facing journalism in a rapidly changing world. He committed his life to challenging and inspiring his colleagues to expand their intellectual curiosity and maintain the high standards and integrity of their profession.

The Robert L. Long Nieman Fellowship is open to journalists who are Turkish citizens.

The fellowship is fully funded and supports fellows in two semesters of study at Harvard University. Fellows participate in the activities of the Nieman Foundation and engage with Nieman classmates and faculty at the university. They audit courses and take part in master classes and journalism workshops designed to strengthen their professional and leadership skills.

The international application deadline for the 2018-2019 academic year is Dec. 1, 2017. The fellowship will be offered for the next three years. Interested candidates should apply online to Harvard University’s Nieman Fellowship program. Information about eligibility and the application process is available on the Nieman website.

For more information contact:

Nicole Arias
Nieman Foundation, Nieman Fellowship Program Administrator
(617) 495-2238; [email protected]

Goncagul Ay
Turkish Philanthropy Funds, Communications Lead
(646) 630-8988; [email protected]