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    Logan Nonfiction Fellowship

    The Carey Institute for Global Good believes that an informed, educated and engaged citizenry is essential to the functioning of democratic society.

    Our Logan Nonfiction Program supports this belief by advancing deeply reported, longform nonfiction about the most pressing issues of the day and helping to disseminate it on a variety of media platforms to the widest possible audience.

    Faced with shrinking advertising revenues and audiences, many magazines, newspapers, broadcasters and book publishers have reduced in-depth projects. Further, massive technological changes in the media industry have transformed the marketplace. The Logan Nonfiction Program seeks to address the public’s need for longform nonfiction to inform the policy debate essential to democracy.

    No such program in the United States supports only nonfiction reporters and writers working on such important social, political, health, environmental, human rights and justice topics.
    Logan Nonfiction fellows at the Carey Institute are provided all the necessary tools to complete their critical work. Lodging, work space, sophisticated technological support (including Wi-Fi, a state-of-the-art screening room and dedicated space, equipment and software for video, film and radio editing) and meals are provided. Fellows may also benefit from the mentorship of several board members and internationally renowned journalists.
    We also help selected print fellows convert their work into audio, video or digital media through the expertise of our partners. The Institute is eager to convene issue-oriented conferences related  to our fellows’ projects to bring their reporting to policy-makers and other experts.
    Nonfiction writers, photographers and documentarians can review our guidelines and apply to the Logan Nonfiction Program online. Applications are open throughout the year for semiannual residency cohorts attending in January through May or October through December. A fellow’s duration of stay may range from four weeks to three months.
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    Major funding provided by the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation – empowering world-changing work.



    The Logan Nonfiction Program accepts fellows for two classes per year. The spring class runs from January to April, the fall class from October to December. Within these periods applicants can request a short residency (5 weeks) or a long residency (10-12 weeks). We make every attempt to honor applicants’ first choices but occasionally an applicant may be offered a residency of a different length or time.


    Follow the steps below to apply for the Logan Nonfiction Program at the Carey Institute


    In extraordinary circumstances, we will consider applications after the dates below.

    Fall Class (October-December)

    Application due: June 15

    Applicants informed and notified: August 15 

    Spring Class (February-April)

    Application due: September 30

    Applicants informed and notified: November 30


    You will be advised if you are invited via email within two months after we receive your application. This will leave you two months to prepare to arrive. We may adjust your starting date depending on our capacity.


    Documentarians, journalists and nonfiction writers working at the professional level in their fields are eligible to apply once each calendar year. Particular areas of emphasis relate to the most pressing issues of our day, including, but not limited to: war and conflict; social justice and human rights; science, health, agriculture, environment and technology; biographies, histories and government; education; journalism and the media; and, economics and business.

    Applications for residency are judged on the quality of the applicant’s work and professional promise. The Carey Institute encourages applicants of all backgrounds to apply for admission, and does not discriminate in its programs and activities against anyone on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, disability, HIV status or veteran status.

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