Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Can I apply for more than one grant/fellowship?

You are welcome to apply with the same or different projects to all NPPF grants/fellowships, however, you can only receive 1 (one) NPPF grant/fellowship per funding cycle.

I have already started working on my project is that acceptable?

Yes, projects can be new or ongoing work, the money is intended to support the creation of a body of work. The grants are not intended to be used to fund projects that are already completed nor to fund exhibitions and publications.

Can I include a video in my project?

Both still and video projects may be submitted for consideration.

What is expected of the recipient?

Recipients shall agree to reasonable requests by NPPF to present their work and/or represent NPPF at photography workshops, seminars, and/or conventions, provided that any necessary expense associated with such presentations is paid by NPPF or mutually agreed-upon sponsor.

Please see the individual grant/fellowship expectations for full details of materials expected upon completion.

Are overseas applications permitted?

The grants/ fellowships are open only to photojournalists and photojournalism students who are U.S. residents.

Are students eligible to apply?

Students are eligible to apply for The Bob & Millie Lynn Grant. The Michel du Cille Fellowship and The Alan Hagman Photojournalism Grant are open only to professional visual journalists.

Who retains the copyright for the images/video footage?

The recipient retains the ownership and copyright of all images and the final product. Any monies generated by this project shall be retained by the recipient.

Can I make changes to my entry?

Personal Information, Application and Portfolio may be edited up until the deadline.