The Matthew Power Literary Reporting award supports a promising early-career non-fiction writer on a story that uncovers the truth about the human condition.
They are looking for “strong, character-driven narratives with detailed scene writing and lyrical description”, which had also characterized the work of Matthew Power, an award-winning journalist who reported empathically on the human condition.
The award will not fund proposals to report on armed conflicts where journalists are already imperiled, nor projects that are mainly investigatory. Winners will receive visiting scholar privileges at NYU, granting them library access and, staffing and space permitting, an office.
Journalists holding staff positions at established media outlets are ineligible.
Value: $12,500; one runner-up award of $2,500
Deadline: 21 February 2017 for proposals; 6 November 2017 for the completed project
Open for: Anyone aged 21 years or over
Details here: http://journalism.nyu.edu/about-us/awards-and-fellowships/matthew-power-literary-reporting-award/