Media Impact Fellowship Program

Program Description

Harmony Institute’s Media Impact Fellowship Program advances research on media influence and social change by providing early-career scholars with an opportunity to conduct basic and applied research in a collaborative setting. Fellows develop projects and prototypes with real-world applications, bridging the gap between research and practice.

The goals for the program are:

  • To make cutting edge research available to the media impact field;
  • To advance academic scholarship, individual careers, and public discourse for broader social impact;
  • To create an interdisciplinary community to support wide-reaching, innovative, and accessible media impact research projects.

Fellows

 


FAQ

What does a Fellowship entail?

Fellows work alongside HI staff on collaborative projects that build on their own areas of expertise. As a Fellow, you’ll spend 4—12 months in residence at Harmony Institute working alongside HI’s diverse team of social and data scientists.

How long are Fellowships?

Fellowship terms are flexible; the award supports full- or part-time work for a period of 4—12 months.

What does the Fellowship offer?

The program is geared toward early-career scholars from diverse fields. We look for strong evidence of independent research accomplishments and demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary collaboration around media impact. Senior Fellowships will be limited to postdoctoral researchers with a strong track record of peer-reviewed publications; Junior Fellowships will be open to all individuals with a graduate degree or equivalent experience in academic research.

Who’s eligible to become a fellow?

The program is geared toward early-career scholars from diverse fields. We look for strong evidence of independent research accomplishments and demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary collaboration around media impact. Senior Fellowships will be limited to postdoctoral researchers with a strong track record of peer-reviewed publications; Junior Fellowships will be open to all individuals with a graduate degree or equivalent experience in academic research.

How do I apply to be a fellow?

While application for a fellowship position at HI is currently by invitation only, we encourage individuals interested in learning more about the program to contact us using the form below.

How are fellows selected?

Invited proposals are evaluated on the following criteria:

  • The quality of the proposal with regard to its ambition; scope; and integration of information, data, techniques,  tools, perspectives, concepts, and/or theoretical grounding from two or more disciplines or bodies of knowledge;
  • The project’s direct potential for real-world application by media professionals, social issue advocates, and others in the field;
  • The feasibility of the project and the likelihood that it  can be completed within the proposed timeframe;
  • The potential to advance understanding of media influence,and make an original and significant contribution to knowledge in this domain;
  • The scholarly record and career trajectory of the applicant.
  • The Harmony Institute encourages the participation of women and members of underrepresented minority groups in its fellowship programs.

The Media Impact Fellowship program is an initiative supported, in part, by a grant from the Rita Allen Foundation.

ritaallenfoundation.org

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