Applications Open for ConDev Student Media Grants Program

Howard G. Buffett
Howard G. Buffett

The Howard G. Buffett Foundation’s Conflict and Development (ConDev) grant for student photojournalists to cover difficult topics in conflict-affected countries through compelling photo stories is inviting applications from eligible students from around the world.

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 the Latin America through stunning photography. This photojournalism grant is funded by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation Chair on Conflict and Development.

Interested Students should submit proposals that will describe their expected travel, research and photographic subjects. They should choose an international development area that reflects issues of food insecurity, health, education, land tenure, poverty, or other issues facing people in fragile and conflict-affected nations of Latin America.

During their experience, students will be required to show three-month engagement (minimum) with international development issues through extension activities, internships, student research, etc.; write a series of blog postings for the ConDev Blog during their experience; document their chosen subjects through photo and/or video journalism that draws attention to conflict and development issues and publish or exhibit the results of their work in a form of refereed media.

Interested students should submit a proposal by October 31, 2018, that outlines their intended use of grant funds, with details about locations to be visited, issues to be studied, how the funds will be used, and any special needs. Proposals should not exceed four 8.5 × 11” pages typed in 12 point Times New Roman font with 1″ margins and submitted as a Microsoft Word document.

 Proposals should be submitted as a Microsoft Word Document to with “Student Media Grant: [Name of Student]” as the subject line, with samples attached. Only one proposal can be submitted per student.