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Photo Grants 2016-17

PHOTO HISTORIES listing of selected photo grants available until 2017. Please check full details on organisation web site before submitting grant applications. Closing dates are provisional.

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Howard Chapnick Grant Photo editing, education, management Annual grant of $5,000 15 July 2016 Proposal -
Gomma Grant Any genre: Portraiture, Documentary, Fine Art Annual grants of €200, €500 & €1000 31 Aug 2016 Bio, statement, intentions, 12 to 50 jpgs (1300px x 72dpi) 10€/20€
Philip Jones Griffiths Foundation Award Documentary photography. Annual grant of £10,000 10 Oct 2016 Proposal of nearly completed project, 500-word brief, up to 10 jpgs -
Carmignac Gestion Award Investigative photography. The theme for 2015 was Libya Annual grant of €50,000 Oct 2016 Proposal, portfolio and essay of up to 20 jpgs (1000px x 72dpi) -
The Aftermath Project Post-conflict photo essays Annual grant of $20,000 Nov 2016 Project proposal PDF, caption sheet PDF, portfolio max 30 jpgs 1024px longest @72dpi -
PhotoPhilanthropy 2013 Activist Awards: The vision of a non-profit organisation Annual grant of $15,000 (Prof) Nov 2016 Statement, portfolio of 7-10 captioned jpgs, 1000px, 72dpi -
Henri Cartier Bresson Foundation
Support for emerging talent working on project otherwise difficult to achieve Biannual award of €35,000 April 2017 Letter from supporting institution, 15-20 prints, project outline, bio, completed application form -
The Alexia Foundation Supporting photojournalists who give a voice to social injustice Annual awards Professional/Student Jan 2017 Max 750 word proposal, 10-20 images including at least one picture story -
Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation Grant
Editorially-based imagery representing humanistic themes Annual grant of $5,000 March 2017 15 jpgs in PDF portfolio, CV, 1,500 word proposal, budget proposal, headshot -
Photocrati Fund
Humanitarian/environment for pro & emerging photographers Annual grant of $5,000 Apr 2017 One page project statement & bio, link to online portfolio -
The Inge Morath Award
Long term documentary by female under 30 Annual grant of $5,000 Apr 2017 40-60 jpgs, description, CV & ID in a PDF submitted by CD or Dropbox -
Magnum Emerging Photographer Fund Personal journalistic or artistic project in need of support One annual grant of $10,000, two of $2,500 May 2017 Title, Statement, Bio & video or up to 25 jpgs exactly 1080px shortest side $25
Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize
Collaborative documentary with writer Annual grant of $10,000 May 2017 Upto 19 jpgs & text description from ongoing project, statement $65
Eugene Smith MemorialFund Compassionate dedication Annual grant of $30,000 May 2017 Proposal, max 40 jpgs 1500px at 72dpi online or by mail $50
Pierre, Alexandra Boulat Grant Given to produce untold story on cultural, political, social issues that cannot find support within the media Annual grant of €8,000 June 2017 Proposal, 10-20 low-res jpgs 3MB max by FTP, professionals only -
Alexia Women’s Initiative Grant Documentary project on women’s issues Annual grant of €25,000 June 2017 Synopsis, proposal, references, 6 to 20 medium-res jpgs 2000px max -