Deadline: 31 October 2019
The Student Media Grants Program (SMGP) is an annual photojournalism grant awarded to students interested in using innovative methods to research and chronicle issues facing fragile and conflict-affected nations.
This photojournalism grant is funded by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation Chair on Conflict and Development. All work produced by Student Media Grant winners will be used by the Center on Conflict and Development at Texas A&M University and the Howard G. Buffett Foundation to advance advocacy and public awareness of critical issues facing international development.
- To enable and encourage student photographers (especially those interested in photojournalism and international conflict) to document and highlight issues related to conflict and development through stunning visual media in the country where these events are taking place.
- The funding limit will be $5,000.
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- Students (undergraduate and graduate) from around the world are encouraged to apply, but projects must be conducted in Latin America;
- Students should choose an international development area that reflects issues of food insecurity, health, education, land tenure, poverty, migration, school violence, or other conflict-related issues facing people in fragile and conflict-affected nations in Latin America.
During their experience, students will be required to accomplish the following:
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- Show three-month engagement (minimum) with international development issues through extension activities, internships, student research, etc;
- Write a series of blog postings for the ConDev Blog during their experience and a final report or blog;
- Document their chosen subjects through photo and/or video journalism that draws attention to conflict and development issues;
- Publish or exhibit the results of their work in a form of refereed media.
Students are encouraged to use the book and associated photographic art from Fragile: the Human Condition (by Howard G. Buffett) as an example of both engagement and documenting issues at the nexus of conflict and development.
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- No more than four (8.5”×11”) pages (not including cover page);
- 12 point, Times New Roman font;
- 1″ margins; please submit as a Microsoft Word document.
- Students should submit proposals that describe their anticipated travel, subjects, and plans for photo story production, refinement and promotion as specifically as possible.
- Proposals must include the following components:
- Cover Sheet;
- Thematic Focus (1/2 page);
- Statement of Motivation (1/2 page);
- Media Experience (1/2 page);
- Timeline (1/2 page);
- Narrative of Planned Activities (1 page);
- Plan for Submission of Work and Plan for Promotion (1/2 page);
- Budget (1/2 page).
How to Apply
Interested Applicants can apply via address given on website.
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For more information please visit http://condevcenter.org/student-media-grant/