The Alexia Foundation supports photographers as agents for social change through grants, scholarships, and special projects. The foundation’s main purpose is to encourage and help photojournalists create stories that drive change.

In 2014, the foundation will offer grants in three categories.

Professional Grant: One $20,000 will be awarded to enable a professional photographer or visual journalist to produce a substantial body of work that  reflects the foundation’s goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding. Proposals are invited from photojournalists anywhere in the world. The award is for an individual photographer; collaborative applications will not be accepted.

Student Grant: One student recipient will receive funding for a semester at the Syracuse University London Program, a $1,000 cash grant to help produce the proposed body of work, a $300 gift card from Dury’s Photo, and $500  for the student’s academic department. Student awards will also be given to a second-place winner and three Award of Excellence Winners.

Gilka Grant: Honoring Robert E. Gilka, the director of photography for National Geographic magazine and a longtime supporter of the foundation, the grant will recognize the best student project proposal that also includes a multimedia component. The winner of the Gilka Grant will receive a $1,500 scholarship to attend the Kalish Workshop. – See more at:

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