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The 19th’s Frances Ellen Watkins Harper Fellowship

The program provides graduates and mid-career alums of Historically Black Colleges and Universities with full-year, salaried fellowships in editorial, audience engagement, and product and technology.

  • This full-year journalism fellowship for five HBCU graduates or alums annually will include three editorial fellows, one audience engagement fellow, and one technology or product fellow.
  • Fellows will receive a minimum salary of $70,000 and all other benefits of full-time employees, including health insurance, paid time off, a company expense account and 401(K) plan.

For more details on the program, who is eligible to apply and frequently asked questions, see the fellowship overviewApplications for the 2023/2024 fellowship class close May 15, 2023. Apply today!


About the Organization

The 19th* is an independent, nonprofit newsroom reporting on gender, politics and policy. Read our story.

Our goal is to empower those we serve — particularly women, women of color and the LGBTQ+ community — with the information, resources and community they need to be equal participants in our democracy. We will do this through:

  • Free-to-consume and free-to-republish journalism that reimagines politics and policy coverage through a gender lens.
  • Deep-dive, evidence-based reporting that exposes gender inequity and injustice, and reveals surprising and original stories on the issues that most deeply affect the lives of women and LGBTQ+ people, from health care to the economy.
  • A digital platform for civil conversations and community building, and national events that bring our readers into direct contact with their elected officials.
  • A newsroom that reflects the racial, ideological, socioeconomic and gender diversity of American voters, and is devoted to covering everyone with empathy.