DEADLINE: The Alexia Grants

Event Date: 
February 13, 2023

Since 1991, the Alexia Foundation promotes the power of photojournalism to give voice to social injustice. Production grants are awarded to students (grant amount varies) and professional photographers ($20,000) to give them the financial ability to produce substantial stories that drive change in the effort to make the world a better place. Students also get scholarship opportunities.

The Alexia Grants 2023

Grants are awarded to applicants who can produce significant projects that share in The Alexia's goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding and who demonstrate the ability to accomplish their projects.

Professional grants enable established photographers and filmmakers to produce substantial bodies of work with $20,000 in funding. $50 application fee.

Student grants enable current college student photographers to produce bodies of work ideally located close to where they live because a successful body of work is more likely with easy and repeated access. Most student grant recipients are already working on their projects when they apply. Student recipients receive a fellowship for tuition and fees to enroll in three courses during a semester at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University in New York. They also receive a $1,000 stipend and serve as the research assistant (a paid position) to The Alexia Chair. The student grant application is free.

Deadline: Professional and student grants — Feb 9, 2023 extended to Feb 13

Inspired by their dear daughter and sister Alexia Tsairis who was innocently killed at the age of 20 during the 1988 terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, the Tsairis family have worked to build Alexia’s legacy as a photographer through The Alexia Foundation. From its beginning as a memorial fund at Alexia’s alma mater Syracuse University, The Alexia Foundation has grown to become one of the most well-known and respected awards in the field of photojournalism, earning recognition and awards from World Press Photo, the Emmy News and Documentary Awards, the duPont-Columbia University Award, and a Pulitzer Prize; just to name just a few.

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