The Alexia Grants

Supporting visual journalists who produce projects that inspire change. Applications are closed.

The Alexia promotes the power of photojournalism to give voice to social injustice, to respect history lest we forget it, and to understand cultural difference as our strength—not our weakness. Through grants, scholarships, and... read on
About

About

The Alexia promotes the power of photojournalism to give voice to social injustice, to respect history lest we forget it, and to understand cultural difference as our strength—not our weakness.

Through grants, scholarships, and special projects, The Alexia supports photographers as agents for change. More than 1.7 million in grants has gone to 170 student and professional photographers through the program’s annual competitions. At a time when many other resources have dwindled, The Alexia continues to support photojournalism on academic and professional levels.


Two grants are offered: The Alexia Student Grant and the Alexia Professional Grant.

Applicants must submit a synopsis, a proposal, a resume, and a body of work consisting of up to 20 photographs. Entries are judged as much on the strength of the written proposal as on the applicant’s photographic skills. Grants are awarded to applicants who produce significant projects that share in Alexia’s mission and who demonstrate the ability to accomplish their projects.

Student Grants


Student Grants enable current college student photographers to produce substantial bodies of work that share Alexia’s goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding. We value work that helps bring about change. Student applicants are encouraged to consider proposing projects close to where they live; a successful body of work is more likely with easy access to the setting where the work will be produced. Most student grant recipients are already working on their projects when they receive funding.

Student Grant recipients receive a fellowship for tuition and fees to enroll in three courses during a semester at the Newhouse School. They also receive a $1,000 stipend and serve as the research assistant to The Alexia director, a paid position.

Professional Grants


Professional Grants enable professional photographers and visual journalists to produce substantial bodies of work that share Alexia’s goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding. We value work that elevates understanding and hopefully incites change for the better.

Professional Grant recipients receive $20,000 in funding.