The Nieman Fellowships in Global Health Reporting are awarded annually to two journalists who are committed to global health reporting and whose news organizations share that commitment. One fellowship is given to a journalist who is a U.S. citizen and one to a non-U.S. citizen.

During the Nieman year, the Global Health Fellows pursue a concentrated course of study at Harvard’s School of Public Health and have access to faculty and courses across the university.

At the conclusion of the academic year at Harvard, the fellows will begin a period of journalistic fieldwork in a developing country that may last for up to four months. The fieldwork, which is funded by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, is intended to provide an intensive learning and reporting experience in countries with the most pressing problems in global health. Learn more about the Nieman-Pulitzer collaboration.

Applications from Global Health candidates are reviewed by a committee of Harvard faculty and news professionals, chaired by the Nieman curator. Finalists are invited to Cambridge in late April for interviews as the final step in selection.

After fellows finish their fieldwork, they are expected to produce material based on this experience and their academic studies. This work may take the form of stories, a case study or a handbook of best practices related to reporting on health issues in a developing country.

For more information on the Nieman Fellowships in Global Health Reporting, contact Stefanie Friedhoff at
The deadline for application submission is Jan. 31.