Alexia Foundation Opens Call for Grant Applications

SALVADOR DE BAHIA, BRAZIL – JANUARY 22, 2011: Ana celebrating her sixth birthday. She was born and has grown up inside the abandonated chocolate factory, on January 22, 2011 in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil. This impoverished community took up residence in an old abandoned chocolate factory on the coast in Salvador de Bahia. Sebastian Liste/Reportage for Getty Images. Sebastian Liste was the recipient of the 2014 Alexia Professional Grant.

The Alexia Foundation is accepting grant applications for its 2015 Professional and Student Grants. The deadline for submissions for the Professional Grant is 2 p.m. on January 29th, 2015. The deadline for the Student Grant is 2 p.m. on February 2nd, 2015.

The Alexia Foundation Grants were established to give voice to those who go unheard, foster cultural understanding and expose social injustice. The strength of the proposal will be judged equally to photographic skills. The Grant goes to those who clearly and concisely propose significant projects that share in the Foundation’s mission of promoting peace and understanding and who also submit photographs that reflect the ability to execute their proposed project.

Available Grants

  • The Professional Grant recipient will receive to $20,000 to help produce his or her proposed project.
  • The Student Winner will receive funding for a semester at the Syracuse University London Program, a $1,000 cash grant to help produce the proposed body of work, and $500 will be awarded to that student’s academic department. A student award will also be given to the Second Place Winner. The judges will determine the number of Award of Excellence Winners there will be.
  • The Gilka Grant, honoring Robert E. Gilka, will recognize the best student project proposal that also includes a multimedia component. The winner of the Gilka Grant will receive a scholarship to attend the Kalish Workshop.

How to Apply

Applying for the Student Grant is free, but there is a $50 application fee for the Professional Grant. Review the rules and applications for the Student and Professional Grants, and start preparing your materials today.

About Alexia Foundation

The Alexia Foundation promotes the power of photojournalism to give voice to social injustice, to respect history lest we forget it and to understand cultural difference as our strength – not our weakness. Through grants, scholarships and special projects, The Alexia Foundation supports photographers as agents for change.

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