Grants

For 30 years, Alexia Grants have supported student and professional visual journalists, helping them produce projects that inspire change by addressing socially significant topics.

Above: An Alaska native girl standing on an ice floe. From the photo collection “Chasing Winter” by 2019 Alexia professional grant winner Kate Orlinsky.

Two grants are offered: The Alexia Student Grant and the Alexia Professional Grant.

Applicants must submit a synopsis, a proposal, a resume and a body of work consisting of up to 20 photographs. Entries are judged as much on the strength of the written proposal as on the applicant’s photographic skills. Grants are awarded to applicants who produce significant projects that share in The Alexia’s mission and who demonstrate the ability to accomplish their projects.

The application period opens in mid-September and closes in early October. Judging takes place in early November, and winners are announced in mid-November.

For more information, contact Mike Davis at mdavis@syr.edu.

Student Grants

Student Grants enable current college student photographers to produce substantial bodies of work that share The Alexia’s goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding. We value work that helps bring about change.

Student applicants are encouraged to consider proposing projects close to where they live; a successful body of work is more likely with easy access to the setting where the work will be produced. Most student grant recipients are already working on their projects when they receive funding.

Student Grant recipients receive a fellowship for tuition and fees to enroll in three courses during a semester at the Newhouse School. They also receive a $1,000 stipend and serve as the research assistant to The Alexia director, a paid position.

Professional Grants

Professional Grants enable professional photographers and visual journalists to produce substantial bodies of work that share The Alexia’s goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding. We value work that elevates understanding and hopefully incites change for the better.

Professional Grant recipients receive $20,000 in funding.