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.

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:

  • To create an account in the NPPF entry system using your email address. The account may also be used for future NPPF grants.
  • To provide a statement of purpose and a résumé.
  • To create a proposed timeline and plan for completing your project
  • To provide a portfolio of still pictures, picture stories, and/or videos

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  Tuesday, August 31, 11:59 p.m., EST  deadline.

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