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With the aim of shaping the next generation of leaders in business reporting, we launched the Stigler Center’s Journalists in Residence Program in 2017. The program provides a transformative learning experience for journalists working in all forms of media around the world. Participants spend approximately 12 weeks on our Hyde Park campus, auditing classes, participating in Stigler Center events, collaborating with peers, and networking with the university’s scholars.

Journalists with some years of media experience, proficient English, and an interest in deepening their knowledge and understanding of political economy are encouraged to apply.

Program Features

The program offers exclusive seminars, opportunities to study with world-class faculty, and the chance to network with colleagues from around the world. Details include:

  • 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.

Program Expectations

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

Key Dates

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Spring 2020 program has been postponed to Spring 2021 and will run from approximately March 22 through June 12, 2021.

Participants selected for the 2020 Program will participate in Spring 2021.

Future application dates will be posted once available.

Explore Our Testimonials

The program has enriched the careers of participants from around the world. Here’s what some of our alumni have to say about their experiences.

Meet Our Alumni

Program participants come to Booth from media outlets all over the world. Here’s a look at where our past participants have come from.

View Our FAQ

Questions about the Stigler Center’s Journalists in Residence Program? See our FAQ for answers to the questions we hear most often.