Carey Institute Nonfiction Program Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2017 Class of Fellows


Longform journalists working in all media invited to apply by October 7


Rensselaerville, N.Y.— The Carey Institute for Global Good is now accepting applications from creators of
longform nonfiction for its Spring 2017 class of fellows. The Nonfiction Program hosts writers, documentary filmmakers, photographers and multimedia journalists in quiet retreat for four to 12 weeks in the bucolic mountains of upstate New York. Applications for the Spring 2017 class close on October 7.

The Carey Institute provides fellows with lodging at its 100-acre estate in the historic village of Rensselaerville, New York, as well as meals, workspace and technological support free of charge. The program is one of the only residencies in the country to focus exclusively on longform nonfiction. 

Fellows are given the time, space and support they need to produce critical works of journalism. Mentoring is available to writers with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Joshua Friedman and other board members. Documentary filmmakers can receive feedback from Peabody Award winning director and editor Sam Pollard and PBS Frontline executive producer Raney Aronson. After the residency, the Carey Institute works to disseminate work done by the fellows to help reach the widest possible audience.

“The Carey Nonfiction Program is only in its second year, but we’ve now hosted almost 50 fellows from around
the world whose range of interest and depth of journalism is inspiring,” said Tom Jennings, Program Director. “We’re proud to have helped these writers and filmmakers at a critical juncture of their work.”

The Carey Institute seeks to assemble a diverse group of fellows working on socially relevant political, health, environmental, human rights and justice topics. Creators of longform nonfiction based nationally and internationally are eligible to apply. Selections for the Carey Institute Nonfiction Program are based on the talent, quality, relevance and promise of applicants’ works. Approximately 15 fellows will be chosen for the Spring 2017 class, which begins on January 29.

Applications are now open and are being accepted on a rolling basis until October 7. Those interested can begin the application process by filling out a pre-application on the Carey Institute’s website at Selected fellows will be notified by December. All questions should be directed to


The Carey Institute for Global Good is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2012 by Wm. P. Carey and is dedicated to making the world better by contributing to a strong, educated and just society.  Through its programs, the Institute strives to bring together innovative and dynamic people from around the world to seek creative solutions to the most pressing challenges of the day.