Journalists in Residence Program is open for international students who want to shape themselves to the next generation of leaders in business reporting. The Stigler Center Journalists in Residence Program, which was launched in March 2017, offers a transformative learning environment for up-and-coming reporters from around the globe operating in all press types. It is aimed at shaping the next generation of business reporting officials.
The program will take place on our Hyde Park campus over approximately 12 weeks, during which selected participants will audit classes, participate in events, work with peers, and socialize with the greatest scholars of the university. Participants at the Chicago Booth will choose their own courses. Examples of courses are The Firm and the Non-Market Environment with Professor Marianne Bertrand and Professor Luigi Zingales with Crony Capitalism.
Program participants are expected to:
- Audit three classes
- Attend and actively participate in classes and complete all required readings and assignments
- Participate in Stigler lectures, lunches, and social events as well as other events recommended by the center
- Sign a letter of agreement with the center to indicate that the program guidelines and expectations are mutually agreed upon
- Level of Study: Training
- Institution(s): The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
- Study in: USA
- Opportunity Focus Areas: Political economy
- Program Period: 12 weeks (March 11 – June 1, 2024)
- Deadline: October 15, 2023 (The application for the Spring 2024 program is now closed.)
Stigler Center Journalists in Residence Program provides the recipients with below benefits:
- Reimbursement for economy-class airfare to/from Chicago and SEVIS and visa application fees
- A stipend* of $12,000 to cover living expenses over the 12-week program
- Training in business fundamentals at Chicago Booth
- Participation in seminars and workshops at Chicago Booth and across the university
- An opportunity to write for the ProMarket publication
- Opportunities to collaborate with Booth faculty, students, and fellow program participants
- Designated study space
- Certificate of participation upon successful completion of program
*The stipend is subject to tax withholding of up to 14 percent for international participants. Please check your country’s tax treaty with the United States for more information.
Eligibility Criteria for Stigler Center Journalists in Residence Program
To be eligible for Stigler Center Journalists in Residence Program, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Required Languages: Proficient in English
- Eligible Countries: All World Countries.
- Working journalists who have some years of media experience.
How to Apply for Stigler Center Journalists in Residence Program?
Please follow the following steps to avail this scholarship:
To be considered for the program, please submit the following through our online application:
- Three published news articles
- Submit a copy of three published news articles, preferably in English. If the articles are not in English, a translation should be submitted along with the original articles.
- For TV or radio journalists, please include links to your video/audio files in a PDF or Word document along with English transcriptions.
- Personal essays (500 words max)
- Describe your interest in the program and the goals you hope to achieve through the program.
- Tell us more about your experience and interest in the field of economics and political economy and what you hope to learn in these areas.
- Two letters of recommendation
- Proof of English proficiency (if applicable)
- Non-native English speakers must submit proof of English proficiency (waived if your undergraduate or graduate degree was obtained in a college/university where English is the primary language of instruction or in an English-speaking country). Examples of proof of English proficiency include:
- Certificates or standardized test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, ACT, Cambridge, Duolingo, etc.)
- English equivalency diploma or certificate awarded by accredited national education institution
- Work experience in an English-speaking office with a letter from a manager affirming language skills
To know more about Stigler Center Journalists in Residence Program, please visit the official website: