Apply Now for The Alexia 2018 Grants

Siblings from Watford, North Dakota lie in a field. The siblings come from a long lineage of homeschooling in the oil-field region where they live. From Sarah Blesener’s 2017 Alexia Professional project, “Beckon Us From Home.”

The Alexia Foundation is now accepting applications for The Alexia 2018 Professional and Student Grants. The winner of the The Alexia Professional Grant will receive $20,000 to produce his or her proposed story. The First Place winner of The Alexia Student Grant will receive a cash grant of $1,000 to produce the proposed story, funding for a semester at Syracuse University and $500 will be awarded to the wining student’s academic department.

The First Place grant is equivalent to a semester-long fellowship or residency at Syracuse University, taking three classes, working on projects and further developing your skills with the support of a world-class faculty.

Up two four Award of Excellence winners will receive $500 each to produce a proposed body of work and $1500 to be applied toward tuition at Syracuse University or tuition for 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.

Professional Deadline: Feb. 1, 2018
Student Deadline: Mar. 1, 2018

To apply, submit a body of work of up to 20 photos, a project synopsis of 25 words, a proposal of 750 words and a resume. You may also provide URLs for no more than two of your own videos – which should reflect your proposed project or a topic or approach that is similar to your proposed subject. Full time employees also must submit written permission from their employers granting them a leave of absence of approximately three months over the course of a year. Students must be fully engaged in a college, university or community college level program at the time of their submission.

For inspiration and advice preparing your application, please see Syracuse Alexia Chair Mike Davis’s How Do You Create a Successful Grant Submission? and 5 Tips for Better Alexia Grant Proposals from National Geographic’s Sarah Leen. You can also view the Facebook Live Q&A Mike Davis conducted regarding applying for The Alexia. (Mark your calendars – we’ll be conducting another on Jan. 19 of this year.). Finally, all of the proposals and portfolios from our nearly 30 year legacy are available to read online at alexiafoundation.org/stories. Dig in and see exactly what a winning Alexia application looks like.

Apply for The Alexia Professional Grant Here
Apply for The Alexia Student Grants Here

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