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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 $10,000 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 06/01/17)

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 06/01/17)

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 06/01/17)

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 06/01/17)

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 06/01/17)

Imagely Fund
https://www.imagely.com/fund//
The Imagely Fund offers a $5000 grant to a photographer to help fund one humanitarian or environmental photography project each grant cycle. Our goal is to provide support for projects that will have a tangible and positive impact on the world.
(Last checked 06/01/17)

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 06/01/17)

University of Arizona
Center for Creative Photography
Fellowships and Internships
http://www.creativephotography.org/study-research/fellowships-internships
(Last checked 06/01/17)

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 06/01/17)


Databases

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Main Library Access Only)
http://gtionline.fdncenter.org/ipl.php
Find information about 10,000 foundation profiles at your fingertips, including foundation and public charity programs that have funded individual grantseekers for everything from scholarship opportunities to research needs. Updated weekly.
(Last checked 06/01/17)

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 06/01/17)

MSU Scholarships
https://msu.academicworks.com/
Michigan State University has hundreds of scholarship opportunities available. Opportunities can be a combination of general scholarships (open to all students) and departmental scholarships (restricted to students within a specific major or field of study). Scholarships may be recommended to you at different times throughout the year as applications become available, so we suggest visiting MSU Scholarships often. Please keep in mind this section lists scholarships available regardless if you are eligible or not. Please note that some scholarships utilize an "Auto-Match" feature which will not require you to apply directly for the scholarship to be considered eligible. These scholarships will be indicated by the word "None" in the Action column. For scholarships for which you need to apply, please make a note of the deadline, as late submissions will not be accepted. Admitted students who have paid their deposit and currently enrolled students: Sign in using your MSU NetID and password to begin the scholarship application process. Once logged in, the system will automatically direct you to required applications.
(Last checked 06/01/17)

Cornell University
Graduate School Fellowships Database
http://www.gradschool.cornell.edu/fellowships
(Last checked 06/01/17)

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 06/01/17)


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.

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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