Applications Open for Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award 2024

Matthew Power

The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University (NYU) in the United States is inviting applications for the Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award to support the work of a promising early-career nonfiction writer on a story that uncovers truths about the human condition.

Offered for the first time in 2015, the Award has been endowed by individuals and organizations touched by the life and work of Matthew Power, an award-winning journalist who reported empathetically on the human condition. He died in March 2014, while on assignment in Uganda.

The award proceeds from recognizing the need to report on vital stories from distant corners of the globe where publications may lack the resources to send writers to such locations where the story is.

The award package includes a grant of $12,500, NYU identification, online and onsite access to the NYU Bobst Library for research and reference privileges.

The monetary aspect of the award will be distributed in three phases: $6,000 upon the announcement of the winning proposal, an additional $3,000 upon demonstration of substantial progress, and a final disbursement of $3,500 upon the completion and acceptance of the project by the Award committee.

The Award is open to journalists age 21 or older from anywhere in the world. NYU affiliates, NYU graduates with degrees dated within 2 years of the submission deadline, and journalists holding staff positions at established media outlets that are in a position to fund such projects on their own are ineligible to apply for the award.

Interested applicants are expected to submit their proposals by the deadline, February 22, 2024, with the anticipation of a final decision by late April. The completed projects are expected to be delivered no later than December 31, 2024, and are required to be published in an English-language publication of strong reputation.

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