We’re counting down the days to the end of the 2014 Knight-Mozilla Fellowship search. As of today, just four days remain—the window closes at midnight Eastern, this Saturday August 17th. If you’re a developer who wants to make a difference in the world by spending 10 months creating open-source code for journalism, apply today.
We’ve spent a lot of time over the last few weeks talking about the myriad of opportunities available in the newsroom for people who love to code, but today I wanted to focus on the benefits available to our Knight-Mozilla Fellows.
We want our Fellows to have the "best year" of their lives, and that means making sure that they’re taken care of during their time as Knight-Mozilla Fellows. To that end, we offer a series of great benefits for our five Knight-Mozilla Fellows:
Monthly Stipend: We pay each of our fellows $6,000 US per month for the duration of the 10-month fellowship.
Suppliments: In addition to the $60,000 Fellowship stipend, we offer a series of suppliments to help offset the cost of housing, healthcare, and moving.
Partner and Children: We know not every coder is single, and we want your partner and children to be able to share your fellowship adventure. All of our suppliments scale and adapt to your living situation. We even offer a suppliment to help cover the cost of childcare.
Equipment and Research: We want our fellows to be ready to do write next-level code, and we know that sometimes means updating their equipment or doing deep-dives on research, and we we offer up to $3000 as in our research and equipment allowance. On top of that, we give each Fellow $250 to cover domain registrations or server costs for their experiments.
Travel: Our Knight-Mozilla Fellows travel the world to engage with the journalism-code community and we help to cover much of the travel Fellows do throughout the year. We even help to book it.
Our Fellowship benefits are extensive, and it’s worth checking out the full listing and cost breakdowns over on the OpenNews site. The 10 months you will spend as a Knight-Mozilla Fellow should be all about creating, experimenting, and collaboration, not about struggling to make rent or how to cover the cost of daycare, and so we’ve worked hard to make sure our benefits help to make your year the best one possible.
Do you love to code? Do you want to make a difference in journalism and beyond? Do you want to see the world while you change it? Act now. There is very little time left to apply to become a 2014 Knight-Mozilla Fellow—Saturday the 17th at Midnight EST, the opportunity ends. Make the move and apply today.