Grants & Open Calls
Open Call

Project Grants for Freelance Visual Journalists

A grant opportunity for Freelance Visual Journalists worldwide working on stories about climate change, environmental justice, gender equality, racial justice, and human rights.  There is no application fee.

Accepting submissions: December 1 to February 28, 2022

Status: Open


February 28, 2022 (11:59pm, EDT)

Time remaining:
CURRENT TIME: Monday, January 17, 2022 at 18:13:05 EDT



Free. Open to all members, including free accounts.

Note on submission fees — Visura encourages users to take full advantage of their membership after submitting for this award. Visura believes in a better model and we seek to create an alternative to the status quo of pay-per-contest. Learn more

Submission Requirements

There is no application fee.
  • All submissions are made via a Story created from the Visura dashboard
  • Stories may be ongoing or recently completed personal story
  • Image size: 2200px on the longest dimension. (11 inches @ 200 dpi, jpg format)
  • Include a written Statement, in first person, saved as the Story text that describes the project. How did the project come about? Why it is important to tell this story now, from your perspective; and what you intend to do with the grant.
  • Stories may be 'published' or 'private' within the Visura system.

Applications will open starting on December 1, 2021, and will close on February 28, 2022. Applicants must be freelance photojournalists from anywhere in the world. The recipients will be announced one at a time starting May 2022. 


The deadline for applications is February 28, 2022 at 11:59 pm (Eastern Time).
Applicants must submit a story as part of the grant application. The images need to be related to the project proposal. Multimedia projects are welcome