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Nieman Foundation, April 12, 2019, Steve Almond - writing class. Lisa Abitbol



In addition to a monthly stipend, fellows receive some financial support for childcare and health insurance. Fellows are not eligible for health care insurance through Harvard University. Individuals who are unable to retain their current health insurance would have the option of purchasing a plan through the Massachusetts Health Connector, which is an independent state agency that serves as a marketplace for MA residents to find, compare, and enroll in health insurance.


1 child age 12* or younger: $10,000
2 children 12* or younger: $12,000
3 children 12* or younger: $14,000
4 or more children 12* or younger: $16,000
Additional allowance for a child aged three* or younger: $10,000

All figures are per fellowship year and subject to change.
* Age determined on March 31 of application year.

Health Insurance Supplement**

Fellow and spouse up to $6,000 each
Each child younger than 18: up to $3,500

All figures are per fellowship year and subject to change.
** Provided only if a fellow’s health insurance costs increase as a result of attending the program. For example, for fellows who had access to a free public healthcare system prior to the fellowship year, all their health insurance costs during the fellowship year are an increased expense.