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Grant for Professional Photographers Valued $20,000 from Alexia Foundation

The Alexia Foundation
Nonprofit Organization The Alexia Foundation
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Grant for Professional Photographers Valued $20,000 from Alexia Foundation

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The Alexia Foundation offers a professional Alexia Grant to enable professional photographers and visual journalists to produce substantial bodies of work that share the Foundation’s goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding. 


  • Photographers and visual journalists from any country may apply for this Grant. 
  • Proposals for projects that have already received grants or awards of more than $10,100 in the previous calendar year are not eligible. 
  • The Grant is made to an individual photographer; project proposals that involve multiple content producers will not be accepted - unless you also submit a motion piece with your still images. 
  • You must be the primary creator on motion pieces but may have produced the piece with a small support team.

Staff Photographers:

Professional Grant applicants who are staff photographers:

  • must provide written permission from their employer granting them a leave of absence of approximately three (3) months over the course of a year to allow time to complete their project. 
  • It is not necessary for this time to be taken in a single block.
  • While all other application elements will be submitted online, the letter of permission must be mailed to:

Mike Davis
The Alexia Grant Competition
Professional Division
S.I. Newhouse School of Communications
215 University Place
Syracuse, NY 13244


  • The Professional Grant recipient will receive $20,000 for the production of the proposed project.
  • There is a $50 application fee for professional grant applications. 
  • You will be prompted to pay the $50 entry fee during the application process.


The Alexia Foundation promotes the power of photojournalism to give voice to social injustice. It regards cultural difference as humankind strength – not weakness. And it seeks to spread world peace. Through grants, scholarships, and special projects, The Alexia Foundation supports photographers as agents for change.

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United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Country of residence
Any Country
Both gender
Art, Film, Imagery

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Anyone Interested
Partial funding
Opportunity Coverage
Participation fees, Other
Opportunity will take place in
Online Courses
Required Documents
CV, Sample of your work

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
All Specialties
Educational Level
No Education Level is Required
Required Languages
No Language Required
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