STATUS: Currently accepting applications! Deadline: October 31st, 2015.
About the GrantThe Student Media Grant is an annual opportunity offered to students interested in using innovative methods to research and chronicle issues facing fragile and conflict-affected nations. 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.”
The selected students will spend at least three months next year engaged in and documenting an international development issue that reflects the challenges faced by fragile and conflict-affected nations, including but not limited to food insecurity, health, youth employment, land tenure and poverty. Past grant winners have produced media based on projects and research in Mali, India, Perú, Kenya, Haiti and other locations around the globe.
During their experience, students will be required to:
- Demonstrate a minimum three-month engagement with international development issues through extension activities, internships, student research, or other pursuits;
- Create a multimedia deliverable for ConDev (the Center on Conflict and Development at Texas A&M)’s social media and/or website and document their chosen subjects through photo, video, radio or some other form of media that draws attention to conflict and development issues;
- Publish or exhibit their work in a form of refereed media with the possibility of publishing with Texas A&M University Press.
Who’s Eligible?The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at an accredited university worldwide. Students graduating in May 2016 are also eligible to apply.
- September 1, 2015: Begin Accepting Applications
- October 31, 2015 (due by 11:59pm CST): Proposal Deadline
- November 2015: Review Period – please be patient as we review your incredible proposals!
- December 7-23, 2015: Notification Period
- January-May 2016 (Depending on proposal timeline): Funding Disbursement