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


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 will take place in the 2025-2026  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.

Candidates for the 2025-2026  Martin Wise Goodman Canadian Nieman Fellowship will apply with the International Nieman Fellowship application, which will open in October 2024. The application deadline will be Dec. 1, 2024.

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