Carey Institute Welcomes Fall Class of Nonfiction Fellows


Longform Reporters from Across the Globe Will Produce Investigative Writing and Documentaries During 12-Week Residency & Fellowship Program


Rensselaerville, N.Y.—In October, the Carey Nonfiction Program will welcome 14 new resident fellows to the Rensselaerville estate of the Carey Institute for Global Good. All accomplished journalists, they will work on books, documentary films, investigative articles and multimedia projects that address the most pressing issues of the day.

The Carey Nonfiction Program was established in 2015 to support nonfiction writers and filmmakers at a time when funding for longform work is dwindling. Fellows are provided meals, work space, mentorship and lodging on the Carey Institute’s historic 100-acre campus in the upstate New York village of Rensselaerville. Stays range from four weeks to three months, and fellows are accepted in the fall and spring. The fall residency takes place between October and December.

“We’re excited about our incoming class and how we can help them,” said Tom Jennings, director of the Nonfiction Program. “Our goal has been to establish a space where creativity and community come together to foster serious, in-depth journalism, regardless the type of media. Previous fellows have found their time at Carey to be extremely productive and rewarding.”

Among the fellows in the fall 2016 cohort are recipients of the MacArthur “genius” Award, the Harvard Nieman Fellowship, the Fulbright Fellowship, the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Fellowship and many more.

The fellows will be reporting on a diverse range of topics, including: Syria and the hostage crisis; elder justice issues in America; an anthropological exploration of South American birds of prey; the child welfare system in the U.S.; and the international community’s withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Applications for the spring 2017 class are open through October 7. Longform creators working in all media are encouraged to fill out a pre-application on the Carey Institute’s website.


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.