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Awards to USA, Canada, and International Journalists to Recognize Journalistic Work on Underreported Topics

Reporting Award

GrantWatch ID# 151796
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
New York University - Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
USA Compact Free Associations:Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)
Canada:Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;
International, Israel and Canada.

Important Dates
Deadline: 02/21/23 Save

Grant Description
Awards of up to $12,500 to USA, Canada, and International journalists for notable works of journalism on subjects of public interest that have not been widely reported. Journalists may work in any medium. The awards are intended to underwrite the research and writing of a produced or published article which brings new understanding to an underreported and important public issue.

A “significant work of journalism” would be expected to probe a subject in considerable depth and length (5,000 words for a print piece). The project must have demonstrable prospects for timely completion and publication by the established deadline.  Projects are selected based in part on the Institute's estimation of how likely the finished piece is to find a strong outlet for publication. One of the main purposes of the award is to fund a project that otherwise would not come to fruition.


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Additional Eligibility Criteria
The competition is open to anyone age 21 and older, with the exceptions provided for in this section. Entrants are not required to be published journalists but the Institute encourages applications from journalists with a proven track record.

Two people–co-writers, for instance–may apply jointly for the award.

The Institute welcomes applications from international journalists; you do not need to be a U.S. citizen nor do you need to reside in the U.S. to be eligible. However, the work that the award supports must be in English and must be accepted for publication by a reputable media outlet with a wide circulation. The publication does not need to be U.S.-based, but it should be well known.

The following individuals are not eligible to apply for the Reporting Award:
- NYU Affiliates
- Recent NYU graduates (degrees dated 2019 or later)
- Journalists holding staff positions at established media outlets that are in a position to fund such projects on their own.

The Institute does not fund proposals to report from locations where there is a conflict that might imperil journalists, nor will it support projects deemed by the selection committee to have a high level of risk for the applicant.

Pre-Application Information
Key Dates
- Application Opens: Thursday, November 17, 2022
- Application Deadline: Tuesday, February 21, 2023
- Award Notification: May 2023
- Project Completion Deadline: Wednesday, December 6, 2023

The disbursement of the award is divided into two payments:
- $2,500 is paid upon the Institute’s acceptance of the proposal and signing of an award agreement.
- The balance of the award amount is paid upon completion of the work by the project completion deadline, provided the Institutes awards committee judges the work to be acceptable. The Institute expects that the completed work will be published in a reputable media outlet of wide circulation.

In addition to monetary support, the award winners are granted access to the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute’s facilities as well as well as NYU’s libraries and other scholarly resources.

You may only apply to one of the Institute’s awards per year.

Application Guidelines:


Number of Grants
The Institute will select one or several winners of the Reporting Award.

Estimated Size of Grant
Each winner may receive a different amount of money, at the discretion of the Committee. The maximum award is $12,500.

Term of Contract
The completed project must be delivered no later than Wednesday, December 6, 2023.

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