Deadline: December 15, 2021
Applications for the Logan Nonfiction Fellowship Program 2022 are now open. The Logan Nonfiction Program is a hybrid fellowship for nonfiction writers, documentary filmmakers, photojournalists, podcasters and multimedia creators. The fellowship combines virtual and in-person programming in two classes per year of 10-12 fellows per class.
Fellowships are 10 weeks in length and occur in New York’s spring and late summer. The program includes:
- Two nonconsecutive weeks in person at the Carey Institute for Global Good’s historic 100-acre campus in upstate 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 upstate New York.
- Membership in an alumni group of more than 240 exceptional nonfiction creators.
- There is no fee to apply to the Logan Nonfiction Program. Accepted fellows do not need to pay tuition or residency fees. A travel stipend to offset costs of fellow’s travel to and from upstate New York is provided.
- The Logan Nonfiction Program accepts deeply reported nonfiction projects from:
- Nonfiction writers and journalists.
- 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.
- They 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.
- They 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, they ask that fellows commit to a plan of action for what they hope to achieve during the program (with the understanding that the work plan may be revised following the commencement of the fellowship and first expert mentoring session.)
The deadline for all 2022 programs is December 15, 2021. Applicants will be notified of application status by early February, 2022.
For more information, visit Logan Nonfiction Fellowship.