The deadline for applications for the 2019 W. Eugene Smith and Howard Chapnick grant cycle for each of our grants will be posted on or before December 30, 2018.
The 2018 submission deadline has passed. We are now in the process of reviewing entries. Thank you to all this year's participants!

The Howard Chapnick Grant

In 1996 the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund announced a new award, the Howard Chapnick Grant, to encourage and support leadership in fields ancillary to photojournalism, such as editing, research, education and management. The Grant was established to honor the memory of Howard Chapnick, and acknowledge the value of his enormous contribution to photography.

The annual $5,000 grant may be used to finance any of a range of qualified undertakings, which might include a program of further education, research, a special long-term sabbatical project, or an internship to work with a noteworthy group or individual. According to the Fund’s Board of Trustees, special consideration will be given to initiatives, organizations or projects that promote social change and/or serve significant concerns of photojournalism. The grant is not intended to be used for the creation or production of photographs, which will continue to be funded by the main grant of the Smith Fund.

Recipients of the Howard Chapnick Grant will be selected by the Board of Trustees of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund in Humanistic Photography.

To apply for the Grant, a $25 USD fee is required. You can enter here to pay the fee and the website will direct you to the application form. Please Enter here by May 31 or June 8th in the extended deadline.