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Monday, January 20, 2020

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.

The application period is closed at this time.

  • Next Application period: Sept 1 – Oct 31, 2020


  • September 2020:  APPLICATION OPENS! You can start e-mailing your finished proposals to
  • October 31, 2020 by 11:59pm CST:  Application deadline
  • November-December 2020:  Review Period – please be patient as we review your incredible proposals!
  • January 2021:  Notification Period (approximate)
  • February 2021 (Depending on proposal timeline):  Funding Disbursement (approximate)
  • February-December 2021: 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 have completed their photojournalism projects this summer. Click on the links above to see their final reports. We will continue to post updates on their work on our social media networks. Find us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram @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. 

This website is made possible by the support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development. The contents are the sole responsibility of ConDev, and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.

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