The Open Society Documentary Photography Project and Arts and Culture Program are offering grants for documentary photographers from Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Afghanistan, Mongolia, and Pakistan. With these grants, we support visual documentation of important human rights and social issues in the region and provide training and mentorship to local photographers.
We will award approximately ten cash stipends in the amount of $3,500 USD each to photographers to produce a photo essay on a critical human rights or social issue in the region. Along with the stipend, successful applicants will receive two master-level workshops (past workshops were held in Istanbul and Tbilisi) on visual storytelling through photography and multimedia. These workshops are led by internationally-recognized photographers and industry professionals who will provide ongoing mentorship throughout the six-month grant term.
This grant is intended for photographers who are committed to pursuing a career in photography and have prior technical expertise and/or training. Deadline for the application is May 10.
visually document issues of importance in the region; and
provide training and support to photographers from the region.
Approximately 10 cash stipends in the amount of $3,500 each will be awarded to photographers to produce a photo essay on a current human rights or social issue in the region. Grantees will participate in two master-level workshops on visual storytelling through photography and multimedia. These workshops are led by internationally-recognized photographers and industry professionals who will then provide ongoing mentorship and support throughout the six-month grant term.
The Open Society Foundations will pay travel and hotel expenses and provide a per diem to cover meals and incidentals for the workshops.
The deadline for applications is December 3, 2010, 6pm EST.
For more information on the grant, please review the grant guidelines.
The Open Society Foundations and the University of Ottawa/l'Université d'Ottawa , in cooperation with the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Ottawa, are pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the Afghan MA in Communications Program.The Afghan Communications Scholarship provides up to five fully funded fellowships to qualified citizens of Afghanistan to complete a two year MA in Communications at the University of Ottawa/l'Université d'Ottawa in Ottawa, Canada. The program provides the opportunity for post-graduate study in Canada for journalists and communications professionals in early or mid-career who demonstrate both academic and professional excellence and the potential to become leaders, decision-makers and agents of change.
For more information, and to download an application, please visit here.
The master's program is offered in Canada's two official languages, French and English. Le programme de maîtrise est offert dans les deux langues officielles du Canada, soit le français et l'anglais. Pour information en français.
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