The Carey Logan non-fiction fellowship is currently open for submissions.

If you are a non-fiction writer, documentary filmmaker, photojournalist, podcaster and multimedia creator, you might want to send in your application. An average of 10 non-fiction writers are accepted per session.

What will the accepted Logan non-fiction fellows receive?

While they are attending the program, all fellows will be given:

  • Accommodation and meals
  • A workspace,
  • professional guidance
  • And a vibrant community.
  • Tuition will be fully covered.

No grant or reporting stipend will be awarded

Artists can choose to be at the fellowship for about 5 – 10 weeks (there is a range of option) The venue s  the Carey Institute for Global Good’s historic 100-acre campus in upstate New York.

Who is eligible to apply for the Carey Institute for Global Good : Logan Non-fiction Program?

  • non-fiction writers, documentary filmmakers, photojournalists, podcasters and multimedia creators from any part of the globe.
  • Entrants are expected to be working on a long-form project. (e.g.: an article, book, film, collection, podcast, etc.).
  • Academics and non-professional journalists are welcome to apply.


The organizers are most 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. Small groups (of 2 to 3 journalists wishing to work collaboratively) are encouraged to apply. There are two annual deadlines.

Application Materials Required To Be Considered For The Logan Nonfiction Residency Program

CV: Please be sure to include a detailed work and publishing history (with links where applicable) in your CV. Also note any previous fellowships or residencies, as well as education and professional experience.

Work Sample: Your work sample should be taken from the piece you plan to pursue during the fellowship. The sample should convey the spirit of the piece as well as your technical/craft abilities. You can provide a consecutive sample or a collection.

If you are in the beginning stages of your project, please provide a detailed synopsis and chapter/scene outline.

For print—no more than 40 pages, double-spaced.

For film and radio—no more than 15 minutes of footage.

Cover Letter: Cover letters should be no more than two pages maximum. Your cover letter should demonstrate your interest in the program, a brief professional history and an overview of your project (including what you hope to accomplish in fellowship). Please also note how you heard about the program.

Letters of Recommendation:

Two letters of recommendation are required. Recommenders should email letters directly to Carly Willsie, Program Manager, at [email protected].


How to apply:

  • Submit all application materials (as attachments) to the Logan Nonfiction Program submissions page
  • All letters of recommendation must be emailed to: [email protected].
  • If you have no reliable internet connection, contact the organisers at [email protected] for a Word-based or mailed application form

Application Deadlines

For the Spring class (February-April), apply by October 15 each year.

For the Fall class (October-December), apply by June 15 each year.


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