MIT &Black Public Media Fellowship Program for African Students 2021-2022

MIT & Black Public Media Fellowship 2021 is inviting interested applicants for the fellowship designed to support a Black filmmaker, artist, journalist, or creative technologist, who uses emerging technology to make nonfiction experiences.

The aim of the Fellowship is to encourage and develop the emerging-tech storytelling skills of a Black maker and connect the Fellow to MIT Open Documentary Lab’s network of storytellers, scholars, and technologists.

About Black Public Media (BPM)

Black Public Media is a nongovernmental organization committed to supporting the work of nonfiction multimedia storytellers who are part of the African Diaspora. For 40 years, BPM has addressed the needs of unserved and underserved audiences.

BPM’s mission is to maintain and address historical, contemporary, and systemic challenges that traditionally impede the development and distribution of Black stories and to be dedicated to a fully realized expression of democracy and we accomplish this by supporting diverse voices through training, education, and investment in visionary content makers.

More so BMP has supported Black creators to work in emergent media forms, including web series, virtual, and augmented reality, through professional development and pitch programs and training opportunities.

Requirements for BPM Fellowship Program

  • Applicants may not be enrolled as part-time or full-time students while completing the Fellowship from September 2021 to May 2022.
  • Applicants must be 18 or over.

How to Apply for the BPM Fellowship Program

To apply for the ongoing BPM Fellowship Program is not as difficult as you think. All Interested and qualified candidates are to click on the “Apply Now” button below to get started

Application Deadline

It should be noted that all Interested and qualified candidates are to apply for the BPM Fellowship Program on or before August 8, 2021