Today I wanted to highlight grants and awards that are specifically geared towards women journalists and photographers. Some of these deadlines are imminent, but all of them are worth applying for if you fit the criteria. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many grants/awards out there for women photographers simultaneously and it’s incredibly inspiring. Some of the deadlines are in the next 24 hours, and others are at the end of the month so apply quickly!
Due: May 17
Open to: “applicants must be female – applicants must have completed at least one photo-reportage (published or unpublished) – applicants must be professional photojournalists”
Due: May 16 before midnight EST
Open to: “Women journalists from anywhere in the world are eligible to apply.”
Due: May 20, 5pm EST
Open to: “These grants are open to female, female-identifying, and non-binary documentary photographers of any nationality.”
Due: May 20, 5pm EST
Open to: Emerging photographers – “These grants are open to female, female-identifying, and non-binary documentary photographers of any nationality.”
Due: May 26, 5pm GMT
Open to: “a professional woman photographer towards the initiation or completion of a compelling and cohesive documentary photo essay which addresses an important social, environmental, economic or cultural issue, whether local or global.”
Due: May 30, 11:59pm EST
Open to: “Open to women artists (cisgender and transgender) both U.S. and International. Please note that you must be at least 18 years old to apply and that currently matriculated students are ineligible.”
And here few more deadlines for grants this month that are not specifically geared towards women, but are worth applying for:
Due: May 15 before midnight GMT
Open to: “Applicants must be at least 18 years old and presently engaged as a professional photojournalist”
Due: May 16
Open to: “There is no age limit or restriction on nationality or gender. The Applicant shall be a photographer working as a photojournalist, wishing to do a report, alone, on a social, economic, political or cultural story. The story submitted shall be a report already initiated and featuring a strong personal commitment in a specific context, e.g. to a country, community or cause.”
Due: May 22
Open to: “Single documentary artists or collaborative teams working with text/audio/photographs/video/graphic novel format may apply… There are no restrictions on the age and nationality of applicants.”
Due: May 31
Open to: everyone, professional or amateur, but project must have already been started.
Good luck everyone! If I’ve missed any please add them in the comments below.