Grants and Fellowships

Aaron Siskind Foundation Grant. ASF’s Individual Photographer’s Fellowship grant program encourages and celebrates artistic achievement in contemporary photography by supporting the creative endeavors of individual artists working in still photography and related media

The Aftermath Project runs a yearly grant competition open to working photographers worldwide covering the aftermath of conflict.

Alexia Foundation for World peace. Each year in February Alexia Foundation provides a $15,000 grant to a professional photographer and five scholarships of varying values to students to study photography at the Syracuse University London Centre in England.

American Council on Germany’s John J. McCloy Fellowships in Journalism provide print, broadcast, and new-media journalists in relatively early stages of their careers with the opportunity to travel to Europe for up to 21 days to conduct on-site research and interviews and pursue stories of their own design.

Ansel Adams Research Fellowship. The Institute for Photographic Research, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, invites proposals for the Ansel Adams Research Fellowship. $2500 awards for research within the Center’s archive, library print collections are available.

Bogliasco Fellowship, Liguria Study Center, Italy. One year fellowship in Genoa for individuals working in the arts.

Buhl Foundation. A biennial grant supporting artists working in photography, within a particular theme. There are three awards to three individual photographers. The theme changes each award cycle. (212) 274-0100 x26 Send SASE to: Buhl Foundation/ 114 Greene St. 5th Fl. NYC 10012 for application.

Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award / Each year, a reportage subject that is directly linked to current events is suggested to international, professional photojournalists. An independent jury of experts made up of image and information specialists will select a reportage project to be achieved that will receive 50,000 Euros in support. See:

CDS/Honickman First Book Prize biennial competition is open to American photographers of any age who have never published a book-length work and who use their cameras for creative exploration, whether it be of places, people, or communities; of the natural or social world; of beauty at large or the lack of it; of objective or subjective realities.

Change, Inc. –, PO Box 54, Captiva, FL 33924

Creative Capital, a nonprofit organizationcts as a catalyst for the development of adventurous and imaginative ideas. | 65 Bleecker Street | 7th Floor | New York, N.Y. | 10012 / (212) 598-9900, box 300.


ChipIn: No set project types, no limits, no timeline Specifically for journalists

IndieGoGo: Creative, causes or entrepreneurial projects

Kickstarter: Creative projects only

CrowdCube: Entrepreneurial and business venture capitol

Dorothea Lange – Paul Taylor Prize Center of Documentary Studies at Duke University Center for Documentary Studies / 1317 West Pettigrew Street / Duke University / Durham, North Carolina 27705/ Phone: 919.660.3663 fax: 919.681.7600/

Emergency Assistance Programdolph and Esther Gotlieb Foundation, Inc. (212) 226-0581 $10,000 Grant to assist visual artists in cases of catastrophic events. 380 W. Broadway, NY, NY 10012, fax: 212-226-0584

Emergency Grant for Artists of Color, Herbert and Irene Wheeler Foundation (718) 951-0581 PO Box 300507, Brooklyn, NY 11230

Emergency Grants, Change Inc. (212) 473-3742 Grants are a one-time $1,000 given to US-based professional visual artists in need of emergency aid to avoid eviction or to pay for medical expenses, utility bills, or another emergency.

En Foco is a non-profit organization supports and awards for work by photographers of Africansian, Latino and Native American heritage. 1738 Hone Ave, Bronx, NY 10461, phone: 718-931-9311, fax: 718-409-6445  / Email:  /

FiftyCrows Foundation aims to bridge the gap between venues and distribution mediums for documentary photographyd encourage public dialogue on the issues raised through the photography. Each year they deliver the Fund Documentary Award

FotoVisura Grant empowers photographers by supporting the production and development of a long-term personal photography project with one $5000.00 cash prize. The Grant has a three-tiered mission: 1) Support a personal project that brings awareness to a socio-cultural and/or political cause relevant to today’s world. 2) Recognize photographers for their images, stories, and dedication. 3) Present to key industry editors photographers’ personal project.

Fulbright fellowships for Fulbright awards is at Statistics for the preceding year’s competition may assist you in selecting your country of application. The following competition statistics are organized according to Regional Program or by country within a World Region. See: “As for media applicants,” to quote a presenter at a conference: “the young researchers presented news of their work—many of them in film—that was usually much more interesting and innovative.

Humble Arts Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that works to advance the careers of emerging fine-art photographers by way of exhibition and publishing opportunities, limited-edition print sales, twice–annual artists grants, and educational programming

Jerome Foundation fax: 651-224-3439, email: operates a grant program for individual media artists who reside within the five boroughs of New York City and Minnesota.

Julia Dean scholarship provides one recipient a year will be chosen to receive full tuition and airfare (up to $500) for the workshop. The scholarship may be used for any travel workshop taking place between January 1-December 31 each year immediately following the selection process.

LEF Foundation awards grants to artists in the visual arts in both New England and California.

National Foundation for Jewish Culture recognizes and supports an emerging visual artist who is creating a body of work that reflects the Jewish experience.

New England Camera Club Council Scholarship grant: The applicant must have been accepted in or continuing in, a program leading to a degree in some aspect of photography in an accredited school or institute. The degree program may be either a two or four year program. The degree program is to be at the undergraduate level. See:

New York Foundation for the Arts Artists Fellowships are $7,000 cash awards made to individual originating artists living and working in the state of New York for unrestricted use

New York Foundation for the Arts Provider of grants, services information to artists working in all disciplines in the United States

The Open Society Institute’s Documentary Photography Project offers grants for photographers, in collaboration with a partner, to use innovative, non-traditional methods to present their work to specific audiences to stimulate constructive social change

Photocrati Fund offers $5000 grants to non-professional photographers to undertake important humanitarian and environmental photography projects. Read more and

Puffin Foundation provides funding to encourage emerging artists in the fields of art, music, dance, photographyaterd literature whose works, due to their genre and/or social philosophy might have difficulty being aired.

ShootQ Grant is a $10,000 grant given to a photographer to fund a project that raises public awareness about an important social, environmental or economic issue.

Silver Eye Foundation. One photographer will be selected to receive a $5,000 Fellowship and to have a one-person exhibition in the Main Gallery of Silver Eye. A select number of photographers will be recognized with the distinction of Honorable Mention and will be invited to exhibit one photograph each.

Starr Foundation Fellowship Program. Assistance is provided to artists and arts specialists from Asia for creative research, trainingd observation in the United States for periods ranging from one month to one year.

Starving Artist Award The Award supports and promotes the creation of new work by artists in and around NYC.

Tracey Baran Award / To honor the memory and achievement of Tracey Baran, a young photographer who died after a short illness in 2008 /

W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography is presented annually to a photographer whose past work and proposed projects judged by a panel of experts, follows the tradition of W. Eugene Smith’s compassionate dedication exhibited during his 45-year career as a photographic essayist.

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