The Nieman Foundation for Journalism is offering a new research and study opportunity at Harvard: a short-term visiting fellowship for individuals wishing to work on special projects designed to advance journalism.Those who should consider applying include publishers, programmers, Web designers, media analysts, academics, journalists and others interested in enhancing quality, building new business models or designing programs to improve journalism. The proposed project may be completed during the time spent at Harvard or be part of a larger undertaking.Unlike traditional Nieman Fellowships that last for two semesters, the new Nieman Visiting Fellowships will last from a few weeks to several months, depending on the scope of the project.Nieman Visiting Fellows will have access to the extensive resources at Harvard, including the university’s many scholars, research centers and libraries. Successful applicants also will have the opportunity to work with the Nieman Fellows and the various standing and evolving projects housed at the Nieman Foundation (Nieman Reports, the Nieman Journalism Lab, Nieman Storyboard and other initiatives).U.S. and international candidates are welcome to apply. The Nieman Foundation will offer up to three visiting fellowships each year, beginning as early as January 2013. For the first selection round, applications must be received by Nov. 19, 2012.