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Citizens of Canada

Special funding is available for journalists from Canada. Canadian citizens 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 is anticipated to be for the 2019-2020 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.

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

Note: Canadian candidates who want to apply for a 2018-2019 Nieman Fellowship can do so with the International Nieman Fellowship application, which has a deadline of Dec. 1, 2017.