The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University is now accepting applications for The Reporting Award of 2018 for a significant work of journalism in any medium on an under-reported topic in the public interest. The deadline for applying is January 31, 2018 and a decision is expected on or about mid-April, 2018. The completed project must be delivered no later than November 1, 2018. The Institute expects that the completed work will be published in a reputable media outlet of wide circulation.

Ineligible to apply are NYU affiliates, NYU graduates with degrees dated 2015 and thereafter, and journalists holding staff positions at established media outlets that are in a position to fund such projects on their own.

The total award will be provided in the following way:

  • The Institute will select one or several winners of the Reporting Award. Each winner may receive a different amount of money, at the discretion of the Committee. The maximum award is $12,500. The award is divided into two payments. Each winner will receive an advance of $2,500 on acceptance of the proposal and the signing of the agreement, and is eligible to receive the balance of the agreed-upon award on completion and acceptance of the Work by the November 1, 2018, deadline, provided the Institute’s Awards Committee judges the Work acceptable. Please see the Competition Terms for more guidance on how we define “a significant work of journalism.”
  • NYU ID and full online and onsite NYU Bobst Library research and reference privileges.

On completion of the work, the author may be asked to present the work to the NYU journalism community in a mutually agreeable format to be decided and scheduled later.

Before creating your application, please read the Competition Terms of Agreement and Eligibility Requirements carefully.

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