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.