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International Photography Grants – Get Your New Year Started! – Part 1

It’s the New Year and if you’re raring to go, or just thinking about it, then we have a fabulous list to help you kick start your good intentions. Originally published in fotograiamagazine, this list is aimed at professional photographers and photography students from all around the world. Take a look below, this is Part 1 we will publish subsequent parts of this throughout this week…

Alexia Foundation Professional & Student Grant

The Alexia Foundation offers production grants to students and professional photographers to give them the financial ability to produce substantial stories that drive change in the effort to make the world a better place. Students also get scholarship opportunities.


Submission period: October – January.

Blue Earth’s Grant

Blue Earth sponsors documentary projects that educate the public about critical environmental and social issues.


Submission period: July – January and January – July.

FotoEvidence Book Award

The annual FotoEvidence Book Award will recognize a documentary photographer whose project demonstrates courage and commitment in addressing a violation of human rights, a significant injustice or an assault on human dignity. The selected project will be published in a book, as part of a series of FotoEvidence books dedicated to the work of photographers whose commitment and courage create an awareness of social injustice.

Submission period: November – January.


CENTER’s Project Launch Grant

The Project Launch is granted to an outstanding photographer working in fine art series or documentary project. The grant includes a cash award to help complete or disseminate the works, as well as providing a platform for exposure and professional development opportunities.


Submission period: December – January. 

The Project Development Grant

The Project Development Grant offers financial support to fine art, documentary, or photojournalist works-in-progress. The grant includes a cash award to help complete a project as well as platforms for feedback and professional development opportunities for the work’s final stages.


Submission period: January – February


Joanne Carter is the Founder and Editorial Director of A Professional Photographer and Associate of the British Industry of Professional Photographers, BIPP, as well as a Professional Journalist, specializing in Technology. A contributor to National and International publications, including, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Professional Photographer, NikonPro, Graphix, Digital Arts, Readers Digest, Popular Photography & Imaging and Which? consumer magazine and