The du Cille Fellowship

Deadline: Thursday, October 5, 2023, 11:59 p.m., EDT




Applications are only accepted at the entry form link.

Applications may be edited and new material added online up to the deadline.

The following should be included:

A Statement of Purpose (750 words maximum):

  • Create a brief working headline for your proposal, boil it down to the basics.
  • The statement should explain how you propose to use the $15,000 fellowship and how you are qualified to undertake it..

A proposed framework for the project:

  • State the resources and approach you expect to use and how NPPF might assist you.
  • Include a proposed timeline for the project with dates.
  • If you are selected as a finalist, additional detail may be requested.


  • A concise résumé highlighting the depth of your experience, the quality of your work and your commitment to completing a project of consequence is required.

References: Three references are required.

  • Provide names, email addresses, phone numbers and a brief statement describing your relationship with your references. Letters are not needed.

Provide examples of your work that indicate your professional level and ability: 

  • Please click to read the image preparation requirements.
  • Links to your website, to published projects or to a listing of books or shows produced may be included.
  • Applicants warrant that the photographs and other material submitted to The du Cille Fellowship are their own work and abide by NPPA’s ethics standards.

Judging and interviews: A panel of judges appointed by NPPF will review entries and interview finalists.