Who can be a Fellow?

Workshop at the Institute for the FuturePlease review the eligibility criteria for JSK Fellows below before applying. If you then have questions, email jskfellowships@stanford.edu. For more information about the stipend and other benefits, see Benefits of a Fellowship.


U.S. applicants typically have at least seven years of full-time professional experience; international applicants typically have at least five years of experience. We will consider less experienced applicants who have outstanding achievements. We do not require applicants to have a college degree.

Professional background

We consider applicants in these categories:

  • Journalists employed by a news organization or freelance journalists.
  • Journalism entrepreneurs and innovators.
  • Journalism business and management executives.

We do not accept applications from people working in public information or public relations jobs, for trade and house newsletters or magazines, for government agencies, or in academic positions.