About the Grant
ConDev’s Student Media Grants award up to $5,000 to current students interested in capturing issues facing fragile and conflict-affected areas of the world through stunning photography. Past winners have traveled to and produced photography highlighting issues in Nigeria, Mali, India, Nicaragua, Kenya, Haiti, Guatemala, Ethiopia, Perú, and other conflict-affected regions.
The program is open to students worldwide (undergraduate, graduate, PhD, etc.). Students graduating in April-May 2017 are also eligible to apply.
August 1, 2016: Application opens! You can start e-mailing your finished proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org
September 30, 2016 (by 11:59pm CST): Application deadline
October 2016: Review Period – please be patient as we review your incredible proposals!
November 2016: Notification Period
January 2017 (Depending on proposal timeline): Funding Disbursement (approximate)
January-December 2017: Grant winners travel and implement their photojournalism projects
- No more than four (8.5”×11”) pages (not including cover page)
- 12 point, Times New Roman font
- 1″ margins
Students should submit proposals that describe their anticipated travel, subjects, and plans for photostory production, refinement and promotion as specifically as possible.
Proposals must include the following components:
- Cover Sheet
- Thematic Focus
- Statement of Motivation
- Media Experience
- Narrative of Planned Activities (including Plan for Promotion)
Proposals should be submitted to email@example.com with “Student Media Grant: [Name of Student]” as the subject line. Only one proposal can be submitted per student.
*Exception: This year, to ensure that students submitting proposals in ‘high-risk’ locations are not at a disadvantage, we will allow students who are concerned that their first option might not get approved (due to safety concerns) to submit TWO proposals: a ‘high-risk’ proposal and a ‘lower-risk’ proposal. The two proposals will be judged (and scored) completely separately, but you are more than welcome to copy and paste parts from one proposal to the other to save on time, especially if the subject matter is similar for the two proposals.
For more information on application please click on the "Further official information" link below.