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Citizens of Canada, South Korea and the Philippines

Special funding is available for journalists from Canada, the Philippines and South Korea. Citizens of these countries should follow the steps below when applying for a Nieman Fellowship.

Canadian Fellowship

The Martin Wise Goodman Trust sponsors one Canadian Nieman Fellowship every other academic year. Martin Goodman was the president of the Toronto Star and a member of the Nieman class of 1962. The next sponsored fellowship will be for the 2017-2018 academic year.

The Canadian Nieman Fellowship sponsored by the Martin Wise Goodman Trust is open to Canadian journalists working in Canada. In years when a Canadian Fellowship sponsored by the Goodman Trust is not offered, Canadian citizens may apply in the general pool for an international Nieman Fellowship. Canadian citizens who work outside of Canada for non-Canadian publications should also apply to the international Nieman Fellowship general pool.

The deadline for the 2017-2018 Martin Wise Goodman Canadian Nieman Fellowship is Jan. 6, 2017. To apply, complete the online application form; submissions will open in October 2016. To learn more about application requirements, read through our How to Apply section. For more information about the Goodman Trust selection process, please refer to their website or contact Lauren Goodman at

South Korean Fellowship

The Asia Foundation nominates and sponsors a Nieman Fellowship for a South Korean journalist every other academic year. The fellowship is supported by the Sungkok Journalism Foundation, YBM Inc. and The Asia Foundation. Nomination by The Asia Foundation does not ensure acceptance as a Nieman Fellow since final selection is made by the Nieman Foundation. The Asia Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to the development of a peaceful, prosperous, just, and open Asia-Pacific region. The next fellowship opportunity will be for the 2016-2017 academic year.

In years when a Korean Fellowship sponsored by the Asia Foundation is not offered, Korean citizens may apply in the general pool for an international Nieman Fellowship.

For details on how to apply, please contact the Asia Foundation’s office in Seoul:

Asia Foundation Korea Office
7th Floor
YiYangWon Building 63-7
Gyeongun-dong, Jongno-gu
Seoul, 110-310

Tel. (82-2) 732-2044~6
Fax. (82-2) 739-6022

Filipino Fellowship

The Ninoy and Cory Aquino Foundation (NCAF), sponsors the Sandra Burton Nieman Fellowship for journalists from the Philippines. The Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR) administers the application process. Journalist Sandra Burton reported from the Philippines for Time magazine.

For details about applying for a 2016-2017 fellowship, contact Kathryn Raymundo at