Photo Histories
The Photographers' History of Photography

Photo Grants 2015 - 2017

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.

Click organisation to link to grant web page.


The Aftermath Project Post-conflict photo essays Annual grant of $20,000 Nov 2015 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 2015 Statement, portfolio of 7-10 captioned jpgs, 1000px, 72dpi -
The Alexia Foundation Supporting photojournalists who give a voice to social injustice Annual awards Professional/Student Jan 2016 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 2016 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 2016 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 2015 40-60 jpgs, description, CV & ID in a PDF submitted by CD or Dropbox -
Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize
Collaborative documentary with writer Annual grant of $10,000 May 2016 Upto 19 jpgs & text description from ongoing project, statement $65
Magnum Emerging Photographer Fund Personal journalistic or artistic project in need of support One annual grant of $10,000, two of $2,500 May 2016 Title, Statement, Bio & video or up to 25 jpgs exactly 1080px shortest side $25
Eugene Smith MemorialFund Compassionate dedication Annual grant of $30,000 May 2016 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 2016 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 2016 Synopsis, proposal, references, 6 to 20 medium-res jpgs 2000px max -
Howard Chapnick Grant Photo editing, education, management Annual grant of $5,000 July 2016 Proposal -
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) -
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 -