The Alexia Foundation awards grants to student and professional visual journalists to help them produce projects that inspire change by addressing topics that are socially significant. See rules below for details on each.

Alexia Foundation Grants were created nearly 30 years ago to support still photographers and that remains our primary mission. We recognize that the profession more and more calls for a diverse range of story forms. Therefore, while your submissions must have a set of still photographs, you may also submit other story forms as part of your grant application submission. Those may include audio, video, VR or any other visual format. There will be a spot on the submission site to post up to two links.

Grants are administered by the Foundation and the endowed Alexia Chair at The Newhouse School at Syracuse University.

Alexia Foundation Student Grant – Prize Details

Professional Awards

The Professional Grant recipient will receive $20,000 for the production of the proposed project.

Student Awards

The primary student grant – first place – goes to one person. Judges may also award up to four awards of excellence. Grants vary between undergraduate and graduate students.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS

First Place Award if Recipient is an Undergraduate Student:
– Tuition for one semester at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Tuition for a semester is approximately $21,000.
– $1,000 cash grant to help produce the proposed body of work.
– $500 will be awarded to the student’s academic department.

Award(s) of Excellence if Recipient is an Undergraduate Student:
Each recipient to receive:
– $1,500 to be applied to tuition at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, upon acceptance. Or tuition to attend one of the following workshops: a MediaStorm One-Day Masterclass, a Momenta Photo Workshop, or The Kalish Workshop, which is provided by The Gilka Grant.
– $500 cash grant to help produce the proposed project.

GRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS

First Place if Recipient is a graduate student:
– This award pays tuition for three graduate-level classes and program fees during the Fall semester at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, up to a maximum of $15,000.
– $1,000 cash grant to help produce the proposed project.
– $500 goes to the student’s academic department.

Award(s) of Excellence if the Recipient is a Graduate Student. Each recipient to receive:
– $1,500 to be applied toward tuition at Syracuse University. Or tuition to attend one of the following workshops: a MediaStorm One-Day Masterclass, a Momenta Photo Workshop, or The Kalish Workshop, which is provided by The Gilka Grant.
– $500 cash grant to help produce the proposed project.

Website

alexiafoundation.org/grants