The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University invites applications for the Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award, to be awarded in Spring 2021. In filling out the application below, please be succinct but specific and answer every question. The proposal deadline is February 16, 2021, with a decision anticipated in late April. The completed project must be delivered no later than December 31, 2021. The Institute expects the completed work to appear in an English-language publication of strong reputation. Ineligible to apply are NYU affiliates, NYU graduates with degrees dated 2019 and after, and journalists holding staff positions at established media outlets that are in a position to fund such projects on their own.  The award may include NYU I.D. and online and onsite NYU Bobst Library research and reference privileges—see note in Competition Terms of Agreement and Eligibility Requirements. The monetary award will be distributed in the following way:

  • $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.

Before creating your application, please read the FAQ and the Competition Terms of Agreement and Eligibility Requirements carefully. If you have a question about applying which is not answered in either place, you may inquire at poweraward@nyu.edu

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