31 October, 2019.





ConDev’s Student Media Grants.

ConDev’s Student Media Grants award to current students interested in capturing conflict-related issues facing fragile and conflict-affected areas of Latin America through stunning photography.

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This photojournalism grant is funded by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation Chair on Conflict and Development.Past winners have traveled to and produced photography highlighting issues in many conflict-affected regions.

:2018 Projects

  • Guatemala: Photo with Coffee – Guatemalan Children Telling their Stories.
  • Brazil: Living with Fear – The War Inside Brazil.
  • Ghana: Illegal Artisan Gold Mining in Ghana.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • photojournalism.

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.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

The photo expeditions for this round of the Student Media Grant should take place sometime between February and December 2020.


  • September 2019:  APPLICATION OPENS! You can start e-mailing your finished proposals to
  • October 31, 2019 by 11:59pm CST:  Application deadline.
  • November-December 2019:  Review Period – please be patient as we review your incredible proposals!
  • January 2020:  Notification Period (approximate).
  • February 2020 (Depending on proposal timeline):  Funding Disbursement (approximate)
  • February-December 2020: Grant winners travel and implement their photojournalism projects.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • The program is OPEN TO UNIVERSITY STUDENTS WORLDWIDE (undergraduate, graduate or PhD) wishing to conduct photojournalism projects in Latin America. Proposals for other areas of the world will not be considered.
  • Grantees are not required to travel as part of the grant.  If you wish to photograph a conflict-related issue in your home country, you are welcome to do so.
  • Interested students should submit a proposal during the open application period (Sept 1-Oct 31, 2019).
  • Students from all majors and areas of study are encouraged to apply. Your major does not have to be related to photography, journalism or international studies, though applicants with previous photography experience are especially encouraged to apply.

Opportunity Cost


  • Awards will not exceed $5,000 per awardee.

How to Apply

First Step: Interested students should submit a proposal during the open application period (Sept 1-Oct 31, 2019).

  • Proposal Format should be:
  • 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 photostory production, refinement and promotion as specifically as possible. Proposals must include the following components:

  1. Cover Sheet
  2. Thematic Focus  (1/2 page)
  3. Statement of Motivation (1/2 page)
  4. Media Experience (1/2 page)
  5. Timeline (1/2 page)
  6. Narrative of Planned Activities (1 page)
  7. Plan for Submission of Work and Plan for Promotion (1/2 page)
  8. Budget (1/2 page)

To know more the content of each section please review the Proposal Format listed at the bottom of this link

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This Scholarship Published by:
Basmala Tarek/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Mohamed Magdi Eweda / Head’s CountryEgypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team