NYU Journalism Institute Calls for Applications for The Reporting Award

Professor Charles Seife, Director, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute

The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University (NYU) is currently accepting applications from journalists who focus on any under-reported subject of public interest from anywhere in the world for The Reporting Award which provides up to $12,500 for a significant work of journalism, in any medium.

The institute will select one or more recipients for the Award, and the award amounts, determined by the selection committee, may vary, with a maximum of $12,500.

Disbursement occurs in two stages, regardless of the total award. Upon acceptance of the proposal and the signing of an award agreement, $2,500 will be paid while the balance will be disbursed upon completion of the work by the project deadline, subject to approval by the institute’s awards committee.

The completed work is anticipated to be published in a reputable and widely circulated media outlet. Award winners not only receive financial support but also gain access to the facilities of the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, NYU’s libraries, and other scholarly resources.

The award is structured to support research and reporting for significant journalistic work in any medium, offering a maximum of $12,500 for projects addressing under-reported subjects in the public interest. Applications are open to international journalists, and applicants need not be U.S. citizens or reside in the U.S. However, the supported work must be in English and accepted for publication by a well-known media outlet with broad circulation, even if it is non-U.S. based.

The competition welcomes individuals aged 21 and older, with few exceptions. Entrants are not required to be published journalists, but the Institute encourages applications from individuals with a proven track record in journalism. Those ineligible for the competition include NYU affiliates and their immediate families, NYU graduates receiving degrees dated 2021 or later, and journalists in staff positions at established media outlets deemed ineligible by the committee due to their capacity to self-fund such a project. The Institute retains the absolute right to disqualify any entrant it considers ineligible based on these criteria.

Candidates applying for The Reporting Award are restricted from submitting applications for the Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award within the same calendar year.

For comprehensive details regarding the NYU Reporting Award’s terms, kindly refer to the Application Guidelines and Terms of Agreement.

Applications close on Monday, March 18, 2024.

For additional details and to submit your application, please visit: https://journalism.nyu.edu/about-us/awards-and-fellowships/the-reporting-award/.