Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award 2024

Deadline Date: February 22, 2024

Donor Name: Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute

 Grant Size: $10,000 to $100,000

The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University is pleased to announce the Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award to provide the means for promising early-career, creative nonfiction writers to report on an untold story that uncovers truths about the human condition.

Prize Information

  • The 2024 Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award winner (“the Winner”) may be awarded up to twelve thousand five hundred dollars ($12,500).
  • The winner will receive a six thousand dollar ($6,000) prize on announcement of the winning proposal.
  • The winner will be eligible to receive three thousand dollars ($3,000) upon evidence of substantial progress, and an additional three thousand five hundred dollars ($3,500) on completion and acceptance of the Work.
  • The winner will have access to an NYU ID and online and onsite access to NYU Bobst Library research and reference privileges from the start date of the Award until the submission deadline date.
  • The winner will not be deemed to be an NYU employee by virtue of winning the Competition, submitting the Work, or publishing the Work in conjunction with NYU and will not be entitled to any employee benefits from NYU. The Winner will be responsible for the payment of any applicable taxes related to the prize.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Competition is open to anyone age 21 and older, with the exceptions provided for in this section. The Institute encourages applications from early-career, nonfiction writers whose work will perpetuate the legacy of Matthew Power.
  • Applicants to Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award may not apply to the NYU Reporting Award in the same year.
  • Applicants may only apply once to the Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award in a single year (no multiple applications for multiple proposals).


  • 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.

For more information, visit Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.

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