Logan Nonfiction Residency Program 2017, Carey Institute for Global Good, USA

Publish Date: Jan 23, 2017

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 Tim Weiner, a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning writer, as well as Carey Institute Vice-Chair Josh Friedman, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist.
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.


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 (4-6 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.

  1. Submit an Online Application—All applicants should submit an online application on the official website. The application consists of a number of questions related to your work and project; a cover letter; a CV; previous work samples; a sample of the work you plan on pursuing in residency; and two letters of recommendation.
  2. Submit Two Letters of Recommendation—All applicants are required to provide two professional letters of recommendation. Letters should be sent directly from referees to nonfiction@careyinstitute.org.
  3. Application Review—Applications are reviewed and evaluated by the selection committee against a number of pre-determined criteria to determine a shortlist of finalists.
  4. Advisory Board Approval—Finalists’ applications are presented to the Advisory Board for their review and approval. 
  5. Final Notification—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.


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



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.


Small groups (2 to 3 individuals) of documentarians, journalists or nonfiction writers wishing to work collaboratively are encouraged to apply. Each member of the group will need to submit an individual application and select the “Collaborative Teams” option on the questionnaire.


The Carey Institute has a strong 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 who speak little or no English.


The Carey Institute’s estate is wheelchair accessible but it is important to note that the terrain is hilly and many of our buildings were built in the 1800s. However, the building that houses our residents and the restaurant are both accessible and do not have stairs. Handrails are in all resident bathrooms.


Email at nonfiction@careyinstitute.org. 

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