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Scholarship for doc. photo and photojournalism. Deadline: Sept. 6, 2020

English version (automatic translation of the Spanish version. The information on the call is in Spanish but it does not say that you cannot apply in another language) // Versión en español abajo…

Committed to the mission of disseminating and promoting the social value of documentary photography and photojournalism, in 2019 the Photographic Social Vision Foundation created the Joana Biarnés Scholarship for Young Photojournalists in honor of the first woman photojournalist in Spain. This fulfills the photographer’s desire to support the new generations of photojournalists, while allowing the foundation to pay tribute to her human and professional values.

This annual grant aims to support the professional development of young photojournalists, both over and under 35 years of age, who identify with the concerns, talent, principles and values of the best visual journalism and promote, thanks to the support received, the visibility of issues and challenges of necessary dissemination and social reflection, focusing on the national geography.

An expert and prestigious jury will evaluate the proposals received and will award 8,000 euros to the author or team selected to carry out their research. In addition, the author(s) will benefit from the advice of a tutor with extensive teaching and professional experience to develop their photojournalistic research for nine months through personalized sessions, reviews of the work produced and strategic analysis of the approach of the report. The final result is guaranteed to be disseminated through the production of an exhibition.

DOWNLOAD THE RULES of the II Joana Biarnés Scholarship in Spanish

Versión en Español (English above)
Es un verdadero orgullo para la Fundación Photographic Social Vision anunciar la IIª edición de la Beca Joana Biarnés para jóvenes fotoperiodistas, cuya convocatoria se abre hoy y aceptará candidaturas hasta el próximo 6 de septiembre. Participa aquí : https://www.photographicsocialvision.org/beca-joana-biarnes/En un año especialmente complicado, resulta fundamental continuar apoyando el futuro del fotoperiodismo y seguir visibilizando realidades sociales necesitadas de difusión y reflexión ciudadana. Además, en esta edición creemos más importante que nunca circunscribirnos a la geografía nacional para que toda la atención recaiga en los desafíos y el talento locales.Un jurado de reconocido prestigio, integrado por Agus Morales (5W), Arianna Rinaldo (Cortona On The Move), Edu Ponces (RUIDO Photo), Imma Cortés (Archivo Joana Biarnés) y Juan Valbuena (NOPHOTO), seleccionará el proyecto que recibirá 8.000 euros para desarrollar su investigación periodística a lo largo de nueve meses, contando con el asesoramiento de la experta Jessica Murray (Al-liquindoi) como tutora.


Doc photography and photobook grants (only for Indian artists). Deadline: March 31, 2017

Here are two grants from Alkazi Foundation. Both are only open to Indian nationals/residents, and the focus of their suggested project should be from India. Plus, the photographers have to be above the age of 25 years.

A bit restricting, but if you fall into that group, go for it!




Photographic Social Vision Scholarship. Deadline: June 10, 2016

New scholarship to promote documentary  photography and investigation related to journalism and social issues, rewarded with 8.000 euros and and exhibition. Only for residents in Spain 🙂

Beca de ámbito nacional para fotógrafos y periodistas que nace en 2016 en conmemoración del 15º aniversario de la Fundación y fruto de la urgente necesidad de apoyar el fotoperiodismo de investigación: un ejercicio necesario en el desarrollo de sociedades democráticas sanas. Photographic Social Vision abre una convocatoria para que profesionales del sector, fotógrafos, expertos en investigación y alumnos de periodismo con experiencia propongan temas a investigar. Un jurado experto evaluará las propuestas recibidas y otorgará 8.000 euros al profesional o colectivo escogido para llevar a cabo su investigación durante los 9 meses siguientes. El proyecto ganador de la beca debe ser inédito y de interés social, y se valora de los participantes su experiencia previa y calidad, rigor, así como su capacidad de ejecutarlo. El resultado de la investigación verá la luz en formato expositivo en la programación del festival DOCfield el año siguiente.

El trabajo a realizar deberá contar con las siguientes características formales: – Un texto (castellano o catalán) de 15.000 caracteres con espacios (mínimo). – Una serie fotográfica 30 imágenes (mínimo).

LINK: http://www.photographicsocialvision.org/profesionales/beca-investigacion/

HOW TO APPLY: http://www.photographicsocialvision.org/webwp/wp-content/uploads/CAST_BASES_BECA-PHOTOGRAPHIC-SOCIAL-VISION.pdf

The Lucie Scholarship Program. Deadline: November 30, 2015

The Lucie Foundation is proud to offer three cash grants to support the work of emerging photographers – one $2,500 scholarship with an open theme and two $1000 scholarships for photographers working in the fields of Fine Art or Documentary/Photojournalism.

$2,500 Emerging Artist Scholarship

This scholarship is open to all genres of photographic work and will be given to an individual to create or continue work on a specific dynamic project.

Application Fee: $20.00

Photo Taken $1,000 Emerging Scholarship

This scholarship will be given to an individual to create or continue a project focused on telling an existing story through a documentary or photojournalism approach.

Application Fee: $10.00

Photo Made $1,000 Emerging Scholarship

This scholarship will be given to an individual to create or continue a project focused on creating a story through a conceptual Fine Art approach.

Application Fee: $10.00

Emerging Scholarship Details:

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2015

Shortlist Announcement: December 10, 2015

Recipient Announced: December 15, 2015

Who Can Apply:

The LF Emerging Scholarship is open to emerging photographers worldwide.

What is Required to Apply:

Please read the following information carefully to make sure your application material is complete. Incomplete applications will not be considered:

1. Project Proposal. This proposal should include the following:

-Project Start and End Dates

-250 Word Description of your project

-Your Plan for completing the project (i.e. how you intend to approach the project and how you intend to use the scholarship money)

-Five Goals that you plan to accomplish while working on the project (e.g. producing 20 new images, making 5 prints, etc.).

2. A one-page biography and/or CV

3. Twenty digital images. 


Photography grant to promote social change and photojournalism. Deadline: July 15, 2015

In 1996 the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund announced a grant  to honor the memory of Howard Chapnick. The annual $5,000 grant may be used to finance any of a range of qualified undertakings, which might include a program of further education, research, a special long-term sabbatical project, or an internship to work with a noteworthy group or individual. According to the Fund’s Board of Trustees, special consideration will be given to projects that promote social change and/or serve significant concerns of photojournalism. The grant is not intended to be used for the production of photographs, which will continue to be funded by the main grant of the Smith Fund.

Recipients of the Howard Chapnick Grant will be selected by the Board of Trustees of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund in Humanistic Photography.

To apply or nominate someone fill out the Online Form.

Deadline: July 15, 2015.

Call for Paper on Evidence. Format Festival Conference. Deadline: Feb. 28, 2015


FORMAT International Photography Festival is pleased to invite submissions to its interdisciplinary one day conference, organised in partnership with the Digital and Material Arts Research Centre, University of Derby.

The festival conference will be held at QUAD, on the 10th April 2015, during the closing weekend of FORMAT15 and will provide an opportunity to explore and interrogate the festival theme of evidence, in relation to work using film, photography and the moving image.

Evidence is the mainstay of how we decide what is and is not true and since its invention in the 19th century, photography has been crucial to the collection, recording and display of evidence. Today, millions of seemingly insignificant moments are captured on cameras, mobile phones and tablets, generating a trail of our everyday lives and proof of our existence.

The FORMAT15 conference seeks proposals that can offer an interpretation of the importance of evidence and its relationship to ideas of authenticity, photojournalism and the political. Selected presentations will be considered for a post conference publication.

Proposals in the form of maximum 300 word abstracts on the following themes can be submitted in three categories:
Single Presentation:10 minute talk
Group Session:15 minute presentation per speaker as part of a group panel discussion
Full paper: max. 45 minute presentation
Please send submissions via email to Professor Chris White (c.white@derby.ac.uk)


Selected speakers will be given free access to the full day of talks and presentations.

Please visit the festival website: www.formatfestival.com whats-on for information about tickets and booking details. A full list of speakers will be published on the festival website.

Stay tuned for more updates on FORMAT15: EVIDENCE and we look forward to seeing many of you in Derby during the festival: 13th March – 12th April 2015

Ian Parry Scholarship. Deadline: Aug. 1, 2013

McClelland´s message:
Dear Friends and colleagues of the Ian Parry Scholarship,

The Ian Parry Scholarship deadline is 1st August 2013. Recent Degree and MA/ MFA graduates may apply. This is an exciting opportunity to collaborate with us and our new exhibition partners Mother, Save The Children, Sunday Times Magazine and Canon.

The Ian Parry Scholarship is an award for documentary and photojournalism students and freelance photographers of 24 years and under. It will be judged by our Patron Don McCullin, Tom Stoddart, Harriet Logan, Jon Jones and Simon Roberts.

This year we have increased the prize to £3,500 for the winner and £500 to 2 finalists, whose images will also be published in the Sunday Times magazine Spectrum and exhibited in London at MOTHER for two weeks from the end of September.

Please visit http://www.ianparry.org for the application form & latest news from our past winners like Marcus Bleasdale/VII, Jonas Bendkisen/Magnum, Sebastian Liste/Getty Images, Irina Werning and Leonie Hampton.

We are also pleased to announce a new series of free seminars, portfolio reviews and workshops for all finalists in collaboration with MOTHER, led by industry professionals who support the award.

Thank you
Rebecca McClelland