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2018 Student Grants

Grants to USA, Canada, and International IHE Students
for Photography Projects that Promote World Peace

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Alexia Foundation and Alexia Chair at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University

Deadline Date:

03/01/18 Midnight ET

Description:

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Grants valued at up to $22,500 to USA, Canada, and International students pursuing an associate, undergraduate, or graduate degree at an accredited college or university for still photography projects that promote world peace and cultural understanding.

The primary student grant – first place – goes to one person. Judges may also award up to four awards of excellence. Grants vary between undergraduate and graduate students.

First Place Award if Recipient is an Undergraduate Student:
- Tuition for one semester at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Tuition for a semester is approximately $21,000.
- $1,000 cash grant to help produce the proposed body of work.
- $500 will be awarded to the student’s academic department.

Award(s) of Excellence if Recipient is an Undergraduate Student:
Each recipient receives:
- $1,500 to be applied to tuition at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, upon acceptance. Or tuition to attend one of the following workshops: a MediaStorm One-Day Masterclass, a Momenta Photo Workshop, or The Kalish Workshop, which is provided by The Gilka Grant.
- $500 cash grant to help produce the proposed project.

First Place if Recipient is a graduate student:
- This award pays tuition for three graduate-level classes and program fees during the Fall semester at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, up to a maximum of $15,000.
- $1,000 cash grant to help produce the proposed project.
- $500 goes to the student’s academic department.

Award(s) of Excellence if the Recipient is a Graduate Student.
Each recipient receives:
- $1,500 to be applied toward tuition at Syracuse University. Or tuition to attend one of the following workshops: a MediaStorm One-Day Masterclass, a Momenta Photo Workshop, or The Kalish Workshop, which is provided by The Gilka Grant.
- $500 cash grant to help produce the proposed project.

If recipients cannot accept any portion of their awards, these awards may be offered to other applicants at the discretion of the Foundation.

Please note that the strength of your written proposal will be judged equally to your photographic skills. The Grant goes to those who clearly and concisely propose significant projects that share in the Foundation’s mission and who demonstrate the ability to accomplish their proposals as demonstrated by the images submitted with the proposal.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178052

Number of Grants:

1 First place award and up to 4 Awards of Excellence

Estimated Size of Grant:

Please see the Description above for grant amounts per grant award category.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be actively pursuing a graduate, undergraduate or associate degree in an accredited college or university in the U.S. or internationally at the time of the student deadline.

You may not apply if you have graduated as of the end of 2016.

No student who has worked as a professional photographer for more than one (1) year is eligible. (“Professional photographer” shall be defined as earning more than one-half (1/2) of your gross annual income from producing your own photography (sales, assignments, etc.)

Pre-Application Information:

Application submissions begin January 7 and close March 1, 2018 at midnight Eastern U.S. Time.

Note: There is a $50 entry fee during the application process.

Application Instructions:
http://www.alexiafoundation.org/grants

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

If you are uncertain about any of these requirements, please contact Alexia Chair Mike Davis at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications by e-mail at mdavis@syr.edu.

The Alexia Grant Competition
Professional Division
S.I. Newhouse School of Communications
215 University Place
Syracuse, NY 13244

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon

Israel

International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.