Deadlines are coming up for grants supporting women photographers, and photographers working on social issues.
The 2015 Inge Morath Award
Inge Morath. © Magnum Photos/Inge Morath
Magnum and the Inge Morath Foundation have announced deadlines for the 14th annual Inge Morath Award: submissions must be received by April 30th, 2015.
The two foundations award $5,000 to a female photographer under the age of 30, in support of the completion of a long-term documentary project. One winner and up to two finalists are selected by a jury composed of Magnum photographers and the director of the Inge Morath Foundation.
Morath was an Austrian-born photographer who was associated with Magnum Photos for nearly 50 years. The Inge Morath Foundation was established after her death in 2002, and her colleagues at Magnum created an award in her honor.
Shannon Jensen won the last award, in 2014, for “A Long Walk.” For more information, visit ingemorath.org. All submissions must be made online at ingemorath.submittable.com/submit
The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography & Film 2015
The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography & Film has opened a call for submissions for its global grant; both professional and emerging photographers of all nationalities are encouraged to submit documentary photography projects on topics of human suffering and unrest, forgotten communities, exploited lands and people, on communities ravaged by war, poverty, famine, disease, and the exploitation of global resources.
The foundation awards one $5,000 grant to one documentary project based mostly on submitted proposal and a 15-image portfolio. Photographers must show a commitment to the field of reportage and documentary photography.
Submissions are judged in three rounds by a panel of professionals representing the documentary photography industry. The first round assesses entries based on submission worthiness; A pre-selection jury will selects the “Top-24” and consequently the “Top-12” portfolios during round two. The “Top 12″ shortlisted portfolios will be featured and displayed during Les Rencontres d’Arles in Arles, France.
The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2015. The selected project must be completed the calendar year following receipt of the grant. For more details, rules and submission guidelines, visit mrofoundation.org.
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting’s $150,000 Nuclear Threat Initiative Grant
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is expanding its coverage of nuclear security issues, thanks to a new grant from the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI). The Pulitzer Center plans to produce a series of stories on under-covered nuclear issues for its “Going Nuclear” gateway
The 18-month grant is worth $150,000, earmarked for nuclear security projects like “Plutonium Mountain,” a report by David Hoffman of The Washington Post and Eben Harrell of Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, which the Pulitzer Center previously funded.
The NTI is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization that has supported independent news coverage on weapons of mass destruction since its founding in 2001.
For information on Pulitzer Center reporting grants, see pulitzercenter.org/grants.