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The 2017 Alexia Grants – Financial support for photographers that make the world a better place

The Alexia Foundation is currently accepting applications for 2017 Grants. The Alexia Foundation offers production grants to students and professional photographers 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. To get an idea of previous grantees and applicants, we encourage you to go have a look at the website which is full of impressive stories – covering all kinds of issues such as druge abuse, human rights, violence or war. You can find them on their website.

“Photography is a bridge beyond verbal language. And it helps bring the dialog on what we all need to focus on as human being, which is empathy.”

Professional Grants

Who can apply?

Photographers and visual journalists from any country


The Professional Grant recipient will receive $20,000 for the production of the proposed project


There is a $50 application fee for professional grant applications.

Rules for professional grants | Application deadline: 31.01.2017 5pm Eastern U.S. time

Student Grants

Who can apply?

Applicants must be actively pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree in an accredited college or university in the U.S. or internationally.


Check rules for more information


There are no fees involved for student photographers

Rules for student grants | Application deadline: 14.02.2017 5pm Eastern U.S. time

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About the Alexia Foundation

The Alexia Foundation promotes the power of photojournalism to give voice to social injustice, to respect history lest we forget it and to understand cultural difference as our strength – not our weakness. It was created in 1991 by Peter and Aphrodite Tsairis in honour of their daughter Alexis, who was killed in the 21st of December,1988 terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. In total. 270 innocent people lost their lives.