Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award 2022 ($12,500 grant)

Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award 2022 ($12,500 grant)
Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award 2022 ($12,500 grant)

Cutoff time: February 16, 2022

The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University’s Faculty of Arts and Science is satisfied to declare The Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award 2022 to give the resources to promising early-vocation, imaginative verifiable essayists to provide details regarding an untold story that reveals certainties about the human condition.

Presented without precedent for 2015, the Award has been invested by people and associations contacted by the life and work of Matthew Power, a wide-wandering and grant winning columnist who tried to reside and share the experience of the people and places on which he was announcing. Power, a long-term companion of the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, passed on in March 2014, while on task in Uganda.


The monetary award of $12,500 will be distributed in the following way:

  • $6,000 upon announcement of the winning proposal; $3,000 upon evidence of substantial progress (usually a first draft); and $3,500 upon completion and acceptance by the Award committee.


The Institute expects the Winner’s Work to meet a high degree of excellence. While the Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award competition is open to all, with the exceptions noted below, the Institute especially encourages applications from early-career, creative nonfiction writers working on projects that meet the competition’s guidelines.

The following persons are not eligible to compete for The Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award:

  • Employees, volunteers, interns and agents of NYU, and each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries (“NYU Affiliates”).
  • NYU graduates with degrees dated within two years of the application deadline.
  • Journalists holding staff positions at established media outlets that are in a position to fund such projects on their own.


Before applying, read the FAQ and the Competition Terms of Agreement and Eligibility Requirements carefully. If you have a question, you may inquire at 

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For more details, visit Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award.



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