The Alexia Professional Grant

Application submissions begin Jan. 7, 2018 and close Feb. 1, 2018 at midnight.

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. Work that helps bring about change is more valued.

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.

Deadline for submission is February 1, 2018 at midnight Eastern U.S. Time.

Complete submission guidelines are on the submission page and on the grants general page.


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.

For 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


If you are uncertain about any of these requirements, please contact Alexia
Chair Mike Davis at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public
Communications by e-mail at
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