Nonfiction Residencies

Funding Agency:
Carey Institute for Global Good

The Logan Nonfiction Program is pleased to announce that applications are now open for its 2022 fellowship classes. Journalists, documentary filmmakers, podcasters, photojournalists and multimedia creators at work on long-form nonfiction projects are invited to apply by December 15, 2021.

Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis for the program’s new hybrid fellowship, which will consist of an eight-week virtual fellowship bookended by one-week residencies at the Carey Institute for Global Good’s historic 100-acre campus in Rensselaerville, New York. Two classes will be held in 2022 — one in the spring and a second in late summer – with up to twelve fellows supported in each class.

The upcoming fellowships are made possible by a recent $1 million grant given to the Logan Nonfiction Program by the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation. Fellowships begin with a week of in-person activities at the Carey Institute in upstate New York, followed by eight weeks of online capacity-building panels with award-winning journalists and documentary filmmakers, focused work sessions, film screenings and peer-to-peer discussions. The tenth and final week of the program concludes with fellows and mentors returning to campus to share and evaluate progress made. Travel, room and board for the in-person residencies are provided by the program.

Founded in 2015, the Logan Nonfiction Program has supported more than 240 journalists and documentary filmmakers from 41 countries around the world. Alumni have produced documentary films, books and articles that have gone on to garner international acclaim, including the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, a Sundance Special Jury Award, the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, the Los Angeles Time Book Prize and The Hillman Prize.

For its 2022 classes, the Logan Nonfiction Program seeks to assemble a diverse and inclusive community of fellows working on socially relevant political, health, environmental, human rights and justice topics. Fellows are selected based on quality of the applicant’s work, relevance of subject, professional experience and depth of reporting.

Deadline: Dec. 15, 2021

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

The Logan Nonfiction Program accepts deeply reported nonfiction projects from: 

  • Nonfiction writers and journalists. 
  • Photojournalists. 
  • Documentary filmmakers.
  • Podcasters and radio reporters.
  • Multimedia creators.

    Applicants must be at work on a long-form project in order 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. 

    We 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. 

    Funding Type

    Fellowship
    Grant

    Eligibility

    Faculty

    Category

    Arts & Humanities
    Environmental & Life Sciences
    Social Sciences

    External Deadline

    December 15, 2021