Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography & Film Grants
The New York-based Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography & Film is inviting documentary filmmakers and photographers to submit their work for a $5,000 grant.
Proposed projects must be on social issues in developing nations such as poverty, famine, oppression, disease and exploitation of resources. Film entries must be 10 to 30 minutes long, while photo entries must be a 15-image portfolio.
Two US $5,000 awards will be announced in July 2016 during Les Rencontres d’Arles, an annual summer photography festival in France.
Deadline of submissions is on March 31. For more details, visit this page.
East-West Center 2016 Jefferson Fellowships
The Hawaii-based research organization East-West Center is now accepting applications to the 2016 Jefferson Fellowships Program with the theme “The Future of Growth in Asia Pacific.”
This year’s fellowship will be on “Asia’s search for new, more sustainable growth models through sessions with experts and one another in Honolulu and by exploring economic challenges and restructuring in Japan and China.”
Working journalists from the United States, Asia and the Pacific Islands with at least five years of professional experience are invited to apply. English proficiency is also required. Selected fellows- approximately five from the US and eight from the Asia-Pacific- will participate in a weeklong education and dialogue seminar at the East-West Center in Honolulu followed by a two-week study tour travel in the Asia Pacific-U.S. region. The program is scheduled from April 30 to May 22.
All participants must pay a program fee of 800 US dollars and must shoulder visa and health insurance expenses.