STUDENT MEDIA GRANT PROGRAM
Announcing our 2021-2022 SMGP Grantees!
The Center on Conflict and Development, with the assistance of internal
and external review panels, has selected three new 2021-2022 Student
Media Grant Program grantees! Congratulations to the following
Texas A&M University students for submitting their winning proposals:
Amit Kumar Ghoshal, Refugees in
Their Own Country: Plight of The Indian Kashmiris - Recreation Park and Tourism Sciences Dept.
Garrett Brogan, Weaving
Together Broken Communities (Kenya & Rwanda) - Department
of Agricultural Leadership Education and Communications
Joseph Bouchard, Post-Conflict
Development in Action: Lithium Mining in Bolivia - The
Bush School of Government & Public Service
We look forward to working with these students as they
complete their photojournalism programs to chronicle critical issues being faced by communities affected by
different types of conflict. This grant is funded by the Howard G. Buffett
Foundation Chair on Conflict and Development at Texas A&M University
The SMGP Application Period is now closed. Follow us on social media @ConDevCenter to learn when the new application period will be.
ConDev's Student Media
Grant Program awards funds to
current students or recent graduates from within the Texas A&M University System interested in conducting field work in conflict-affected areas of
the world. Grantees can work on a
variety of research or extension programs that will allow them to chronicle critical
issues being faced by communities, such as:
- Peace and reconciliation
- Poverty and food insecurity
- Forms of violence (gender, school, domestic, political, etc)
- Migration/refugee crisis
This grant was inspired by Howard G. Buffett’s use of photography to document the nexus of conflict and development in “Fragile: The Human Condition.” This grant is funded by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation Chair on Conflict and Development at Texas A&M University.
SMGP Program Areas:
Student Media Grant Program has recently been adjusted
to better align with our cross-cutting themes which are central to our
operations, and to be more collaborative with the ConDev research portfolio. ConDev’s research focuses largely on mitigating conflict
related to four program areas, which are based on their potential to combat key
drivers of international conflict:
Resources 4. Local Institutions
Through SMGP, grantees will need to demonstrate a 3-month engagement
(minimum) with international development issues through extension activities,
internships, student research, or other programs and create media content to document
that engagement. Students may use photography, videos, blogs, social media and
other forms of photojournalism to document how their program contributed to 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. 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.
The SMGP Application Period is now closed.