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Sunday, November 17, 2019

The Student Media Grant Program provides awardees with $5,000 to display their photojournalism skills to bring awareness to conflict areas.


 A grant for student photojournalists to cover difficult topics in conflict-affected countries through compelling photo stories

ConDev’s Student Media Grants award up to $5,000 to current students interested in capturing conflict-related issues facing fragile and conflict-affected areas of Latin America through stunning photography. This photojournalism grant is funded by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation Chair on Conflict and Development.

  • Application period: Sept 1 – Oct 31, 2019


  • 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

University students (undergraduate and graduate) from around the world are encouraged to apply, but projects must be conducted in Latin America.

Click here to Apply

2019 Student Media Grant Projects 

Conflict-Related Issues in Latin America

Ricardo Velasco – Memory and Sustainability for Peace and Reconciliation in Transitional Colombia

Jorge Choy – Where dreams and nightmares meet: Central American, African, and Asian migrants and asylum seekers in Mexico’s Southern Border

Alexis Aubin – Colombia: A Wounded Land

Nathalia Hernandez – Curanderas (Healers): Mayan Women’s Voices and Bodies in Resistance

Daoud Qamar – Living in Neglect: The People of the Hill

Our 2019 Student Media Grant winners are completing their photojournalism projects this summer. We will post updates on their work on our social media networks. @ConDevCenter

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. All other organizations or individuals wishing to use any of the work produced by Student Media Grant winners will require previous approval from the authors. 

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