2014 Photography Grants, Funds and Fellowships

Blue Earth’s Grant

Applications until 20 January. Blue Earth sponsors documentary projects whose goal is to educate the public about critical environmental and social issues. We are primarily interested in work that is educational and informational in nature and will consider proposals of any geographic scope involving the photographic and motion picture mediums.

CENTER’s Project Launch Grant

Applications until 22 January. The Project Launch is presented to an outstanding photographer working in fine art series or documentary project. The grant includes a cash award to help complete or disseminate the works as well as providing a platform for exposure and professional development opportunities.

NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism Grant

Applications until 31 January. Best of Photojournalism 2014 is open to professional photographers, editors and online photojournalists, and there is no entry fee. All entries must have been taken or initially published between January 1st and December 31st, 2013. Photographers do not need to be members of NPPA to enter.

Photographic Museum of Humanity Grant

Applications until 26 February. PMH 2014 Grant is an important occasion to see your work recognized by an outstanding jury in front of an international public. It is a great moment to gain visibility and create yourself new opportunities.

CENTER’s Project Development Grant

Applications from 28 January until 12 March. The Project Development Grant offers financial support to fine art, documentary or photojournalist works-in-progress. The grant includes a cash award to help complete a project as well as platforms for feedback and professional development opportunities for the works final stages.

Reminders Photography Stronghold Grants

Recurring through the year – next deadlines: 15 March and 15 June. Using our global network, we will be supporting the publicizing of photographers and their works, your photographic presentation or campaign, or your book launch. Any alternative proposal on photography for the best use for this gallery space is welcome – but all proposals will be reviewed and only successful proposal will receive this grant.

JGS Quarterly Photography Contest

Recurring through the year – next deadline: 31 March. Joy of Giving Something, Inc. (JGS) established in 2009 an ongoing juried, international photography contest that encourages artists eighteen years and older to submit their own new work, which has not been previously published or exhibited.

Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography & Film Grant

Applications until 31 March. We invite documentary photographers around the globe to submit their documentary photo project proposals highlighting human unrest, forgotten communities, over-exploited people and environments impacted by war, povery, famine, disease, exploitation and global distress.

Photocrati Fund

Applications from 30 January to April 15. The Photocrati Fund offers a $5000 grant to a photographer to undertake an important humanitarian and environmental photography project. Our goal is to identify outstanding photographers and to provide the resources necessary to pursue projects that will have a tangible and positive effect on the world.

Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize

Applications from 1 February to 7 May. The Dorothea Lange-Paul Taloyr Prize  was created to encourage collaboration between documentary writers and photographers in the tradition of the acclaimed photographer Dorothea Lange and writer and social scientist Paul Taylor.

Applications from 1 April to 15 May. We believe that photojournalism is a powerful tool for telling compelling social, political and cultural stories. That is why we continue to offer the Grants for Editorial photography, to help photojournalists pursue projects of personal and journalistic significance.

Getty Images Emerging Talent Award

Applications from 1 April to 15 May. Each year, to complement our Grants for Editorial Photography, we offer an opportunity for young photographers to receive mentoring and support through our Emerging Talent Award.

Getty Images Creative Grants

Applications from 1 April to 15 May. Getty Images proudly supports photographers, filmmakers and communications professionals who use their talents to promote positive change in our world. The Getty Images Creative Grants help these creative visionaries as they work together to create new, compelling imagery or video for a nonprofit organization of their choice.

Tim Hetherington Grant

Application period will open in October.  The grant is open to professional photographers who have participated in a recent World Press Photo Contest and applications are accepted in October every year. The grant celebrates the legacy of photojournalist and filmmaker Tim Hetherington, who was killed when a group of journalists came under fire during fighting between rebels and General Gaddafi’s forces in Misrata, Libya in April 2011.

PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Awards

Application period will open in OctoberThe PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Awards identify outstanding work done by photographers in collaboration with nonprofit organizations worldwide.

Focus for Humanity’s NGO Grant

Applications from 1 October to 1 December. This is a significant grant given annually for a working photographer to undertake a paid assignment with an NGO of their choice.

Inge Morath Award

Application period to be announced in January/February. The annual Inge Morath Award is given to a woman photographer under thirty years of age, to assist in the completion of a long term documentary project. The winner and finalists are selected by the photographer members of Magnum Photos and a representative of the Morath Foundation at the Magnum annual meeting.

Open Society Foundations’ Moving Walls

Application period to be announced in February. Launched in 1998, Moving Walls has featured over 175 photographers. Over the past 16 years, we have been proud to support the brave and difficult (and often self-funded) work that photographers undertake globally in their visual documentation of complex social and political issues.

World Report Award

Application period to be announced in February. Italian Prize of Photojournalism

Crusade Engagement Grant

Application period will open in February. Crusade for Art aims to educate, inspire, and support artists to create unique, approachable programs that bring new audiences to art and allow them to engage with art in a meaningful way. By inspiring, mentoring, teaching, and funding, Crusade for Art will empower artists to focus on creating demand for art and thereby encourage systemic changes to create a new crop of art lovers, patrons, and collectors.

APA / LUCIE Foundation Scholarship

Application period will open in March. One grant of $5,000 will be awarded to a professional photographer beginning a new project idea, or for a work in progress of a specific series.

Burn Magazine’s Emerging Photographer Fund

Applications dates to be announced. The Emerging Photographer Grant is designed to support continuation of a photographer’s personal project. This body of work may be of either journalistic mission or purely personal artistic imperatives. The primary intent is to support emerging photographers who will become the icons of tomorrow.

Eugene Smith Grant

Application period to be announced. The W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography is presented annually to a photographer whose past work and proposed project, as judged by a panel of experts, follows the tradition of W. Eugene Smith’s concerned photography and dedicated compassion exhibited during his 45-year career as a photographic essayist.

Howard Chapnick Grant

Application period to be announced. The Howard Chapnick Grant was established to encourage and support leadership in fields ancillary to photojournalism, such as editing research, education and management.

Ian Parry Scholarship

Application period to be announced. Each year we hold an international photographic competition for young photographers who are either attending a full-time photographic course or are under 24.

Canon Female Photojournalist Award

Application period to be announced. Women photojournalists worldwide are welcome to enter the competition, for which there is no age limit. The 8,000-euro award enables the winners to finance their projects and have their work exhibited at the festival in Perpignan and later in Paris at the Cosmos Galery.

Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award

Application period to be announced. Created in 2009, by the Carmignac Gestion Foundation, Carmignac Gestion photojournalism Award invites documentary photographers and photojournalists from around the world to submit a long-term reportage on a particular theme.

LightWork Artist-in-Residence

Applications accepted throughout the yearEach year Light Work invites 12-15 artists to participate in its residency program, including one artist co-sponsored by Autograph ABP and one artist in conjunction with the Urban Video Project (UVP). Artists selected for the residency program are invited to live in Syracuse for one month.

Rory Peck Assistance Grants

Applications accepted throughout the yearOur assistance grants are modest but they are targeted so that they meet the specific needs of the freelancer or family.  Amounts and target areas vary according to the particular circumstances of the applicant but examples include medical and rehabilitation costs, emergency subsistence, legal advice, and relocation costs.  Our aim is to help grantees overcome a crisis and, where possible, resume work.

Rory Peck Training Fund

Applications accepted throughout the yearThe Rory Peck Training Fund makes hostile environment training affordable for freelancers. Since its launch in 2000, the Fund has given over 500 bursaries to freelance journalists, photographers, cameramen and filmmakers, enabling them to gain the vital skills and knowledge needed for work in hostile environments.

 

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