Logan Nonfiction Fellowship in USA for Nonfiction Reporters and Writers Worldwide 2021

The Carey Institute for Global Good in the USA is accepting applications for the Logan Nonfiction Fellowship for nonfiction reporters and writers working on such important social, political, health, environmental, human rights and justice topics in 2021.

The Carey Institute for Global Good believes that an informed, educated and engaged citizenry is essential to the functioning of democratic society. The Logan Nonfiction Program supports this belief by advancing deeply reported, long-form nonfiction about the most pressing issues of the day and helping to disseminate it on a variety of media platforms to the widest possible audience.

Faced with shrinking advertising revenues and audiences, many magazines, newspapers, broadcasters and book publishers have reduced in-depth projects. Further, massive technological changes in the media industry have transformed the marketplace. The Logan Nonfiction Program seeks to address the public’s need for long-form nonfiction to inform the policy debate essential to democracy.

No such program in the United States supports only nonfiction reporters and writers working on such important social, political, health, environmental, human rights and justice topics.

Worth of Award

  • Logan Nonfiction fellows at the Carey Institute are provided all the necessary tools to complete their critical work.
  • Lodging, workspace, sophisticated technological support (including Wi-Fi, a state-of-the-art screening room and dedicated space, equipment and software for video, film and radio editing) and meals are provided.
  • Fellows may also benefit from the mentorship of several board members and internationally renowned journalists.
  • They also help selected print fellows to convert their work into audio, video or digital media through the expertise of our partners.
  • The Institute is eager to convene issue-oriented conferences related to their fellows’ projects to bring their reporting to policy-makers and other experts.
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  • Documentarians, journalists and nonfiction writers working at the professional level in their fields are eligible to apply once each calendar year.
  • Particular areas of emphasis relate to the most pressing issues of our day, including, but not limited to war and conflict; social justice and human rights; science, health, agriculture, environment and technology; biographies, histories and government; education; journalism and the media; and, economics and business.
  • Applications for residency are judged on the quality of the applicant’s work and professional promise.
  • The Carey Institute encourages applicants of all backgrounds to apply for admission and does not discriminate in its programs and activities against anyone on the basis of race, creed, colour, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, disability, HIV status or veteran status.

How to Apply

Follow the steps below to apply for the Logan Nonfiction Program at the Carey Institute.

  • All applicants should submit an online application. The application consists of a number of questions related to your work and project; a cover letter; a CV; previous work samples; a sample of the work you plan on pursuing in residency; and two letters of recommendation.
  • All applicants are required to provide two professional letters of recommendation. Letters should be sent directly from referees to [email protected]
  • Applications are reviewed and evaluated by the selection committee against a number of pre-determined criteria to determine a shortlist of finalists.
  • Finalists’ applications are presented to the Advisory Board for their review and approval. You can find out more about our Advisory Board by clicking here.
  • Once a class has been approved by the Advisory Board, successful applicants will be notified in writing and provided with registration information. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified that they have been unsuccessful or that they should re-apply for a subsequent class.
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Deadline: For the Spring class (February-April), apply by October 1 each year. For the Fall class (October-December), apply by June 1 each year.


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