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Aaron Siskind Foundation
Individual Photographer's Fellowship
http://www.aaronsiskind.org/grant.html
The Aaron Siskind Foundation is offering a limited number of fellowship grants of up to $5,000 each for individual artists working in still photography and photography-based media. Grant recipients and award amounts will be determined by a review panel on the basis of accomplishment to date and the promise of future achievement in the medium in its widest sense.
(Last checked 10/06/13)

Alexia Foundation for World Peace
http://www.alexiafoundation.org/
Established in memory of Alexia Tsairis, an honor photojournalism student at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, and victim of the terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Dedicated to helping professional and student photographers produce photographs that promote world peace and cultural understanding.
(Last checked 10/06/13)

Alicia Patterson Foundation
http://www.aliciapatterson.org/
The Alicia Patterson Foundation Program was established in 1965 in memory of Alicia Patterson, who was editor and publisher of Newsday for nearly 23 years before her death in 1963. One-year grants are awarded to working photojournalists/journalists to pursue independent projects of significant interest and to write articles based on their investigations for the The APF Reporter, a quarterly magazine published by the Foundation.
(Last checked 10/06/13)

The Art List
http://www.theartlist.com
A monthly online newsletter listing grants, upcoming art contests, competitions, and juried shows across the United States. Sign up for either the free list or the subscription list for more extensive postings.
Also listed under Arts.
(Last checked 10/06/13)

Christophers : Video Contest for Students
http://www.christophers.org/NETCOMMUNITY/Page.aspx?pid=271&srcid=192
College students are invited to interpret the Christopher belief that “ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE” in a short film of five minutes or less. Entries can express this theme using any style or format, but must be submitted in NTSC format on standard, full-sized VHS tape. Entries over five minutes long will not be considered. Winning entries will be aired on a special edition of the internationally-syndicated television series Christopher Closeup. In addition, winners will receive the following cash awards: First Prize — $3,000; Second Prize — $2,000; Third Prize — $1,000; 5 Honorable Mention Prizes of $100 each. Entrants must be currently enrolled in and attending a graduate or undergraduate program at a college or university. Entries will be judged on overall impact, effectiveness of conveying theme, artistic merit and technical proficiency.
(Last checked 10/06/13)

Databazaar Scholarship Fund
http://www.databazaar.com/Inkjet_Cartridge/UserTemplate/Scholarship_Fund_645.html
A funding opportunity for undergraduate students in the fields of visual communication, broadcast journalism, filmmaking and photography. 2 annual grants of $2,500 each are available to support excellence in the visual fields and promote understanding between the USA and South Asia.
(Last checked 10/06/13)

Duke University
Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Documentary Prize
http://www-cds.aas.duke.edu/l-t/
A $10,000 award given annually by the Center for Documentary Studies. First announced a year after the Center's founding at Duke University, the prize was created to encourage collaboration between documentary writers and photographers in the tradition of the acclaimed photographer Dorothea Lange and writer and social scientist Paul Taylor.
(Last checked 10/06/13)

Nikon's Small World Competition
http://www.microscopyu.com/smallworld/rules.html
Anyone over the age of 18 interested in photography through the microscope is eligible, with the exception of employees of Nikon Instruments Inc. ("Nikon"), their families, the contest judges, and individuals engaged in the manufacture or sale of microscopes or photographic equipment.
(Last checked 10/06/13)

Photocrati Fund
http://www.photocrati.com/photocrati-fund/
The Photocrati Fund hopes to offer a select number of grants twice each year staring in June 2009 to non-professional photographers working on important environmental or humanitarian projects that offer little promise of compensation. The number and amount of the grants will depend on available funding. For more information contact Erick Danzer, Photocrati website editor, either by email at erick@erickdanzer.com or by telephone at (720) 839-8857.
(Last checked 10/06/13)

Scripps Howard Foundation Photojournalism Award
http://www.shawards.org/default.aspx
Deadline : January 31
The Scripps Howard Foundation Photojournalism Award is open to staff members and freelancers whose still photography has appeared in the last 12 months in newspapers that publish three or more times weekly, or whose still photography is distributed by wire and syndication services, online news sites and news magazines. The award includes $10,000 and a trophy, and the winner agrees to attend the award presentation at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit. The application is available at the website. A $50 entry fee is required. A nomination or cover letter from the supervising editor or director who oversaw the submitted work must verify publication of the work.
(Last checked 10/06/13)

University of Arizona
Center for Creative Photography
Fellowships and Internships
http://www.creativephotography.org/study-research/fellowships-internships
(Last checked 10/06/13)

W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund
http://www.smithfund.org/
The W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography is presented annually to a photographer whose past work and proposed project, as judged by a panel of experts, follows the tradition of W. Eugene Smith's compassionate dedication exhibited during his 45-year career as a photographic essayist. For 2008, the grant will be $30,000, with an additional $5,000 in fellowship money to be awarded at the discretion of the jury. The grant program is independently administered by the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund.
(Last checked 10/06/13)

Worldstudio Foundation Scholarships
http://scholarships.worldstudioinc.com/
Worldstudio Foundation scholarships allow young people from minority and economically disadvantaged backgrounds not only to realize their artistic dreams, but also to give back to their communities. Areas of study include: architecture, cartooning, crafts, environmental graphics, fashion design, film/theater design (costume, set, lighting), film/video, fine arts, furniture design, graphic design, illustration, industrial/product design, interior design, landscape architecture, new media, photography, surface/Textile design, and urban planning.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals -- Arts, Film, Landscape Architecture, Photography, Minorities.
(Last checked 10/06/13)


Databases

SciVal Funding
http://www.funding.scival.com.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/home
http://www.funding.scival.com.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/search?preSearch
Provides access to a searchable database of more than 12,000 active opportunities, 2.25M awards (back to 2004), and 4500 funding bodies. Geographic coverage is strongest for the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, European Commission, Australia, Ireland, Singapore, India, South Africa, and New Zealand. At present academic discipline coverage is strongest in the sciences and business; hopefully it will beef up funding information in the arts, humanities, and social sciences as time goes by.
For more information see Frequently Asked Questions: MSU Scholars (SciVal Experts/SciVal Funding)
(Last checked 10/06/13)

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Main Library Access Only)
http://gtionline.fdncenter.org/ipl.php
Includes descriptions of more than 6,000 foundations and public charities that fund individual grantseekers, and is searchable by nine different criteria. Records provide contact information, financial data, application information, and program descriptions, with links to more than 500 foundation Web sites. Updated quarterly.
(Last checked 10/06/13)

GrantSelect
http://ezproxy.msu.edu:2047/login?url=http://www.grantselect.com/access
An extensive online grants database owned and operated by Schoolhouse Partners, and it contains more than 16,000 funding opportunities provided by more than 5,100 unique sponsoring organizations. Also provides a selection of funding news.
(Last checked 10/06/13)

MSU Scholarship Search
http://scholendow2.ais.msu.edu/Student/ScholSearch.asp
MSU offers a wide variety of scholarships, some of which have criteria which severely limit the number of students who might be eligible for the scholarship, while others have much broader criteria. This facility should help you find those MSU scholarships for which you might be eligible. You can search either by unit (College/Department) within the University or by criteria such as major/specialization, Michigan county of permanent residence, high school, or study abroad.
(Last checked 10/06/13)

Cornell University
Graduate School Fellowships Database
http://www.gradschool.cornell.edu/fellowships
(Last checked 10/06/13)

FastWeb
http://www.fastweb.com/.
If you have access to the world wide web and are willing to fill in the online forms, this service promises a free customized list of financial aid sources. FastWeb is actually a searchable database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans from more than 3,000 sources for all levels of higher education. First-time visitors have to register (first and last name and a user ID), then complete a profile, including background and fields of study. Registrants then receive a list of all currently relevant funding sources. The registration information is stored and can be used on subsequent visits. The entire sign-up process, and delivery of available funding sources, can be a bit tedious: about five to twenty minutes, depending on the connection speed. Approximately 500 new scholarships are added to the database daily, so registrants can stay current. Provided courtesy of Financial Aid Information Page and Student Services, Inc. created by Mark Kantrowitz and sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
(Last checked 10/06/13)


Books

The books mentioned on this page are available for public use in the Michigan State University Libraries. If you are unable to visit our library, consider visiting a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection in your home state or a local public library in your home town. If the books are not available there, ask about interlibrary loan or visit a local bookstore to find out whether they can be purchased.

Money Business : Grants and Awards for Creative Artists.
Boston, Mass. : The Artists Foundation, Inc., 1982. 140pp. Funding Center (1 East) NX397 .R66 1982
A resource book on financial assistance available to creative artists including poets, fiction writers, playwrights, filmmakers, video artists, composers, choreographers, painters, printmakers, sculptors, craftsmen, and photographers. Covers grants, awards, and prizes offered by various organizations. Funding opportunities cover both independent artists and students.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals: arts, film, music, and writing.

Photographer's Market
Connie Wright Eidenier, ed. Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books, annual. TR12 .P45
Where and how to sell your photographs. Also includes a section on contests. Latest edition [2008] in Fine Arts Library Reference (4 West).

Annual Register of Grant Support
Wilmette, Ill. : National Register Publishing Co., annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .A7
Includes information on programs sponsored by government agencies, public and private foundations, educational and professional associations, special interest organizations and corporations. Covers a broad range of interests including academic and scientific research, publication support, equipment and construction support, in-service training, competitions and prizes, and travel and exchange programs. Organized by broad subject areas with four indexes: subject, organization and program, geographic and personnel.

Directory of Research Grants
Phoenix, Ariz. : The Oryx Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .D5
An annual print version of the Grants Database. Contains information about grants and fellowships available for research projects from federal and state governments, private foundations, professional organizations, and corporations. List grants programs by specific funding areas; indexed by sponsoring organization and grant name. Latest edition available : 2006.

Foundation Grants to Individuals
New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, biennial. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .F6
The most comprehensive listing available of private foundations which provide financial assistance to individuals. The foundations described have made grants to students, artists, scholars, foreign individuals, minorities, musicians, scientists and writers for scholarships, fellowships, student loans, internships, residencies, arts and cultural projects, medical and emergency assistance, residencies and travel programs.

The Grants Register
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .G7
The complete guide to postgraduate funding worldwide.

 

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