NYU Reporting Award Opens, Accepting Applications

Arthur Carter
Arthur Carter

The New York University’s (NYU) Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute is now accepting applications for its Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award.

The award proceeds from the recognition that many important stories need to be reported from afar, and that publications do not always have the resources to send a writer where the story is. A panel of NYU journalism professors, outside writers, and editors will review the proposals. Finalists may be asked to be interviewed in person or by Skype.

The Reporting Award offers a grant of $12,500 to support the work of a promising early-career nonfiction writer on a story that uncovers truths about the human condition. In 2019, the institute will again offer a runner-up prize of $4,000.

The money needs not be used exclusively for travel, but it is expected that most successful applications will include such expenses.

The award will not fund proposals to report on armed conflicts where journalists are already imperiled, nor projects that are mainly investigatory. The winner will receive visiting scholar privileges at NYU, including library access.

For more information, please visit: https://journalism.nyu.edu/about-us/awards-and-fellowships/matthew-power-literary-reporting-award/