Logan Nonfiction Programme Calls for Applications for Fellowship

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Carly Willsie
Head of Program, Logan Nonfiction Programme

The Logan Nonfiction Programme is inviting applications from nonfiction writers, documentary filmmakers, photojournalists, podcasters and multimedia creators for its hybrid fellowships.

The fellowships will combine virtual and in-person programming in two classes per year of 10-12 fellows per class.

Fellowships which are 10 weeks in length and occur in New York’s spring and late summer will include the following:

  • Two non-consecutive weeks in person at the Carey Institute for Global Good’s historic 100-acre campus in New York. Lodging, meals, workspace, professional guidance and community are provided during these periods.
  • Eight weeks of virtual residency programming to take place in the fellow’s own home.
  • One-on-one formal mentoring sessions with experts in the fellow’s medium, both in-person and online.
  • Capacity-building panels from award-winning journalists and filmmakers.
  • Film screenings.
  • Peer-to-peer workshopping with other fellows.
  • Access to virtual coworking spaces to encourage productivity and focus.
  • Informal virtual social spaces and social hours plus sessions focused on professional and personal well-being.
  • Stipends to be used for travel to and from the Carey Institute in New York.
  • Membership in an alumni group of more than 240 exceptional nonfiction creators.

Applicants must be at work on a long-form project to apply (e.g.: an article, book, film, podcast, etc.). The project must be wholly nonfiction and rely on in-depth interviews and original research for sourcing.

The fellowships are particularly interested in supporting projects that examine the most pressing issues of the day, including but not limited to: conflict and security; democracy and governance; education; environment and climate change; food security; gender, race, sexual orientation, disability and intersectionality; globalization; health; inequality and exclusion; media and journalism; social justice; and sustainability and resilience. 

The fellowships encourage and accept applications from creators at all stages of work — from preparing an outline to completing a final draft or from storyboarding a narrative to wrapping up a final cut. Whatever stage of completion, fellows must commit to a plan of action for what they hope to achieve during the programme (with the understanding that the work plan may be revised following the commencement of the fellowship and first expert mentoring session).

Fellows are selected for the programme based on the quality, relevance, professional experience and promise of the applicant’s work.

Applications close on December 15, 2021.

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://logannonfiction.org/fellowship/.