Kern Scholarship

Kern Scholarship for Innovation in Journalism

The Kern Scholarship for Innovation in Journalism provides financial support to graduate students for projects that will encourage research and experimentation in new journalistic concepts, content and techniques, especially those that support the profession’s public affairs mission. Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000.

To apply, submit a one-page proposal describing your project.

A faculty selection committee will give special consideration to proposals that focus on:

  1. enhancing public affairs journalism, including politics, public policy or investigative journalism, and
  2. exploring new revenue models for the journalism field.

Recipients are expected to present their work during M600: Media Arts & Sciences Colloquium in late spring 2021.

Applications are due Oct. 11. Recipients will be notified by Nov. 2.


Contact Emily Harrison, director of development.