Award brief: The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University’s Faculty of Arts and Science (“the Institute”) is pleased to announce The Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award to provide the means for promising early-career, creative nonfiction writers to report on an untold story that uncovers truths about the human condition (“the Work”).
Donor Name: The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute
Award name: The 2018 Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award
Deadline: The proposal deadline is February, 20th, 2018, with a decision anticipated in late April. The completed project must be delivered no later than November, 9th, 2018.
Award limit: The Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award is 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 2018 we will also name a runner-up, who will receive $4,000.
The monetary awards will be distributed in the following way:
● Main prize: $6,000 upon announcement of the winning proposal; $3,000 upon evidence of substantial progress (usually a first draft); and $3,500 upon completion and acceptance by the Award committee.
● Runner-up prize: $4,000 upon announcement of the winning proposal.
Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.
Project start date: Not found
Project duration: Not found
Eligible organization: As below
● The Institute expects the Winner’s Work to meet a high degree of excellence. While the Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award competition is open to all, with the exceptions noted below, the Institute especially encourages applications from early-career, creative nonfiction writers working on projects that meet the competition’s guidelines.
The following persons are not eligible to compete for The Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award:
● Employees, volunteers, interns and agents of NYU, and each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries (“NYU Affiliates”)
● NYU graduates with degrees dated within two years of the application deadline
● Journalists holding staff positions at established media outlets that are in a position to fund such projects on their own
● The Competition is open to anyone age 21 and older, with the exceptions provided for in this section. The Institute encourages applications from early-career, nonfiction writers whose work will perpetuate the legacy of Matthew Power as detailed in the Competition guidelines.
● Not eligible for the Competition are: NYU Affiliates and their immediate families; NYU graduates receiving degrees dated within two years of the application deadline; and journalists holding staff positions at established media outlets determined by the Committee to be ineligible because they are capable of funding such a project on their own. You may not enter the Competition if, on the day it is announced, you meet any of these criteria. The Institute reserves the absolute right to disqualify any entrant to the Competition whom it deems ineligible according to these criteria.
● All decisions of the Institute regarding eligibility will be final and binding
Eligible Country: No country bar found (Open to all regions)
Submission mail: Not found
Other important link:
● Apply: https://nyujournalism.submittable.com/submit/99727/the-2018-matthew-power-literary-reporting-award
● Guideline: https://journalism.nyu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2018-matthew-power-literary-reporting-award-toa-nov10.pdf
How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (http://journalism.nyu.edu/thereportingaward).
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