The du Cille Fellowship
“Trust – Dignity – Respect”

A Fellowship in support of the highest standards of visual journalism.

The National Press Photographers Foundation (NPPF) is pleased to provide a $15,000 annual fellowship to honor the memory of Michel du Cille, a dedicated photojournalist who died in 2014 while covering the Ebola crisis in Liberia. Our goal is to encourage photojournalists to cover topics of great importance in today’s changing world. APPLICATION DEADLINE OCTOBER 5, 2023, 11:59 PM.

Michel’s photographs touched audiences in ways words alone never reach. They crossed boundaries of every kind and connected us to deeper truths.

The du Cille, a premier fellowship established for a professional photojournalist, will honor and reflect the highest professional and personal standards of photojournalist Michel du Cille.

He went where others would not go, and showed respect to all he met. His images spoke eloquently and directly. He was diligent in pursuit of the truth. His work and his life set the measure of The du Cille Fellowship.

The completed work should be a substantive, in-depth exploration of the recipient’s project that meets the highest standards of contemporary storytelling.

NPPF will provide a coordinator for The du Cille recipient to update their progress at least once a month. The coordinator will be available upon request to assist in completing the project.

The du Cille Fellowship is open to professional visual journalists who are legal residents of the United States.

To enter, you will need:

A project summary (100 words or less)
A Statement of Purpose (750 words maximum).
A working headline for your proposal; boil it down to the basics.
A proposed timeline for the project, including how you expect to use the grant.
Résumé: A concise résumé highlighting the depth of your experience, the quality of your work, and your commitment to completing a project
of consequence.
Three References: Names, email addresses, phone numbers and a brief statement describing your relationship with the references.
Portfolio: Single pictures or picture stories or videos that illustrate your 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.

Please read the Terms and Conditions and proceed to entry instructions. Applicants are encouraged to create a profile as soon as possible to begin the process. Entries can be edited up to the  Thursday, October 5, 11:59 PM, EST  deadline.

The National Press Photographers Foundation will administer The du Cille Fellowship.