Writing Fellowships

Daniel Pearl Investigative Fellowship ($5,000)
Submission: For early-career journalists (ages 22-38). A description of your story proposal, including how you plan to execute it, required.
Deadline: December 20, 2016

Fund for Investigative Journalism Grants ($5000 average)
Submission: For stories that break new ground and expose wrongdoing – such as corruption, malfeasance, or misuse of power – in the public and private sectors.
Deadline: February 6, 2017

UC Berkeley Investigative Reporting Program Fellowships ($57,672 + travel stipend)
Submission: For journalists with a proven ability to tell complex stories in the public interest, to pursue a story for one year. A two-page memo outlining a complete project proposal and your reporting strategy, and summarizing media coverage of the subject you wish to cover required. Open to all working investigative journalists, but preference is given to graduates of UC Berkeley’s master’s program in journalism.
Deadline: January 27, 2017

Spencer Fellowship
Submission: Journalists who want to develop an ambitious long-form journalism project geared for a large, general audience. It is open to U.S. and international candidates.
Deadline: January 31, 2017

Knight-Wallace Fellowship ($70,000)
Submission: Full-time journalists, with a minimum five years professional experience, whose work appears regularly as an employee or freelancer. Print, broadcast, photo, documentary and Internet journalists are eligible. There are no academic prerequisites.
Deadline: February 1, 2017

Philip Roth Residence in Creating Writing ($4,000 + 4-month residency)
Submission: For writers to finish their first or second book of prose.It is recommended that you can show proof of publication of past work.
Deadline: February 1, 2017

Spotlight Investigative Journalism Fellowship ($50,000)
Submission: Investigative project proposals from experienced journalists with substantive bodies of published or produced work that have appeared in major print, broadcast, radio, or online outlets. Story leads must have a U.S. domestic focus and be of public interest. Particular consideration will be given to proposals that investigate serious wrongdoing and abuse of power in the public or private sector.
Deadline: March 1, 2017

NEA Creative Writing Fellowships ($25,000)
Submission: Grants are for prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry to published creative writers that enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. Applications are reviewed through an anonymous process in which the only criteria for review are artistic excellence and artistic merit.
Deadline: March 8, 2017

Richard J. Margolis Award ($5,000)
Submission: For a promising new journalist or essayist whose work combines warmth, humor, wisdom and concern with social justice. To apply, you will need to submit 1-2 examples of work, up to 30 pages.
Deadline: July 1, 2017

Pen Center, USA, Emerging Voices ($1,000 + mentorship)
Submission: Participants need not be published, but the fellowship is directed toward poets and writers of fiction and creative nonfiction with clear ideas of what they hope to accomplish through their writing.
Deadline: July, 2017

Abe Fellowship for Journalists (check back for current info)
Submission: For journalists with at least five years of professional journalistic experience. Freelancers are also eligible. For international reporting on topics of pressing global concern to the United States and Japan.
Deadline: September 1, 2017

Cullman Center Fellowships ($70,000)
Submission: For outstanding scholars and writers whose work will benefit directly from access to the collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of the New York Public Library.
Deadline: September 15, 2016 (check back for 2017 updates)

Hodder Fellowship ($80,000)
Submission: For writers and non-literary artists of exceptional promise.
Deadline: September 18, 2017

NYC Emerging Writers Fellowship ($5,000)
Submission: Applicants must be current residents of one of the five boroughs, and must remain in New York City for the entire year of the fellowship. Applicants can be of any age, but must be in the early stages of their careers as fiction writers.
Deadline: Check back January 2017

J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award ($25,000)
Submission: For an emerging or established writer of non-fiction. The cash prize helps an author work on and complete a major undertaking of nonfiction on a subject of U.S. constitutional or social interest. For writers already under contract only.
Deadline: Check back February 2017

Radcliffe Institute Fellowships ($70,000)
Submission: Scholars, scientists, and artists work on individual projects, or in clusters, to generate new research, publications, art, and more. Areas of special interest: (a) Applications related to the theme of citizenship–local, national, and global; (b) that involve the study of women, gender, and society; (c) that draw on the resources of the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America.
Deadline: Check back in March 2017

Nieman Fellows ($65,000)
Submission: Applicants must be full-time journalists (including freelancers) with at least five years’ experience. Opportunity to study at Harvard for an academic year.
Deadline: Check back mid-2017

Buzzfeed Emerging Writers Fellowship ($12,000 + career mentorship)
Submission: For four nonfiction writers. Candidates must have ambitious ideas and a proven desire to publish work that creates an impact on cultural conversations. The fellows spend four months in BuzzFeed’s offices in New York City or Los Angeles and focus on writing personal essays, criticism, and cultural news.
Deadline: October 1, 2016 (check back for 2017 updates)

Patrick Henry Writing Fellowship (check back for current info)
Submission: Applicants should have a significant book-length project currently in progress. The project should address the history and/or legacy – broadly defined – of the American Revolution and the nation’s founding ideas.
Deadline: November 1, 2016 (check back for 2017 updates)

Wallace Stegner Fellowship ($26,000)
Submission: Ten two-year fellowships, five in poetry and five in fiction, are given annually to emerging writers. Submit 10 to 15 pages of poetry or a fiction manuscript of up to 9,000 words, composed of two short stories, one short story and a novel excerpt, or a novel excerpt.
Deadline: December 1, 2016 (check back for 2017 updates)

Leon Levy Biography Fellowships ($65,000)
Submission: Emergent or first-time biographers, and writers moving to biography from other genres are especially encouraged to apply.
Deadline: December 15, 2016

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