The Logan Nonfiction Program offers two fellowship classes per year—one in the fall (October-December) and one in the spring (February-April). We welcome between 10-20 nonfiction writers, documentary filmmakers, photojournalists, podcasters and multimedia creators per class. Fellows are provided lodging, meals, workspace, professional guidance and community. Fellowships range between 5-10 weeks and take place on the Carey Institute for Global Good’s historic 100-acre campus in upstate New York.
The Logan Nonfiction Program accepts applications from:
- Nonfiction writers
- 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, collection,
We do accept applications from academics and non-professional journalists, as long as the intended audience of the project is the general public.
We 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.
Fellows are selected for the program based on the quality, relevance, professional experience and promise of the applicant’s work.
The Logan Nonfiction Program is committed to building a diverse and inclusive class of fellows. The Carey Institute does not discriminate in its programs and activities against anyone on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, physical ability or disability, HIV status or veteran status.
The building that houses our residents is wheelchair accessible. Handrails are in all resident bathrooms. The terrain is hilly and many of our buildings were built in the 1800s; we encourage applicants to reach out to the program manager with any questions or concerns.
- For the Spring class (February-April), apply by October 1 each year.
- For the Fall class (October-December), apply by June 1 each year
Interested applicants should apply online here. Please be sure to submit all required attachments online.
Applications are reviewed and evaluated by a rotating selection committee against a number of pre-determined criteria to determine a shortlist of finalists. Finalists’ applications are presented to the Advisory Board for their review and approval. Once a class has been approved by the Advisory Board, successful applicants will be notified in writing and provided with registration information. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified that they have been unsuccessful or that they should re-apply for a subsequent class.
Notification of Results
- Spring (February-April) applicants will be notified by mid-December.
- Fall (October-December) applicants will be notified by mid-August.
Fees & Financial Information
There is no fee to apply to the Logan Nonfiction Program. Accepted fellows do not need to pay tuition or residency fees, but do need to fund their travel to the area. There is no reporting stipend or grant associated with the program.
Small groups (2 to 3 individuals) of journalists wishing to work collaboratively are encouraged to apply. Each member of the group will need to submit an individual application.
The Carey Institute has a long tradition of internationalism and welcomes applicants from around the world. Professionals who work in languages other than English are welcome to apply if they can supply samples of work in translation as well as in the original. A working knowledge of English is necessary for international applicants. The Carey Institute does not provide an interpreter for residents.