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Go on assignment to Arnhem Land, Australia to make a documentary for Nat Geo Aventure.

I would like to let you know about an exciting scholarship opportunity for your students. in conjunction with Nat Geo Adventure and World Expeditions are offering one talented individual the chance to be mentored by film-maker Trent O’Donnell. The scholarship recipient will go on assignment to one of the most remote Yolngu Aboriginal communities in Arnhem Land (far north Australia). They will take part in?a community project, working alongside the indigenous Yolngu Aboriginal rangers to restore sea country by removing and cataloging marine debris, the by-product of South East Asia?s fishing industry. Under the mentorship of Trent O’Donnell, they will find their story and create a short documentary which will be considered for broadcast on Nat Geo Adventure!
The winner of the scholarship will be flown to Australia from their country of residence where they will join a 7 day project organised by World Expeditions.
Applicants for the scholarship must submit a maximum 3 minute video about a ‘Local Encounter’ and they will also be asked to provide a? 200 word essay on why they should be awarded the 2011 Travel Video Documentary Scholarship.
All interested students should visit the Scholarship page for more information.
The deadline for entrants is June 16, 2011. We would appreciate you forwarding this information on to your students and lecturers, and uploading the information to the appropriate section of your website
as this opportunity is open to all students.
You may also download a poster to put up around your school;
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Please let me know if you would like more information regarding this exciting scholarship opportunity.
Kind regards,
Amanda Byrne
Global Programs Manager

SIP Call for Papers

The Shpilman Institute for Photography (The SIP) announces two calls for papers for its 2011 Grants Program. The first is devoted specifically to research in philosophy and photography; the second is a general call for research in the field of photography.
The SIP invites scholars and independent researchers from all over the world to submit their applications through its website,, and I will appreciate if you could help us in distributing the calls among your graduate students and colleagues.
Grants for individuals and group research will range from US $5,000 up to $15,000. Academic faculty at accredited institutions of higher education, currently enrolled Ph.D. candidates, previously published independent scholars, photographic practitioners, and research-oriented curators are invited to apply. Grants are based on proposals for research leading to the completion within the grant period of a written document, whether an essay or extended research paper, showing deep consideration and thorough, original research on the selected topic.
Please feel free to email me for any questions you may have.
Hilla Arial
Producer, The SIP
About The SIP
The SIP, founded by Shalom Shpilman in 2010, is a research institute whose mission is to initiate and support innovative scholarly work that will advance the understanding of the varied meanings, functions, and significance of photography and related media. Through its grant programs, The SIP commissions and sponsors individual and group research projects, with an emphasis on philosophical concerns, including scholarly papers and publications in print and online, conferences, symposia, and other events.
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Galerie Lichtblick
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VASL-ROHTAS International Residency, Islamabad, 2011

Nature and Artifice

The Vasl Artists? Collective is initiating its first International Residency in Islamabad in collaboration with Rohtas, at the Rohtas Rawan Farm.

This will be a unique opportunity for artists to work in a rural setting 35 minutes away from the city centre, 28 kilometers outside the city of Islamabad on Lehtrar Road towards Murree Hills, and can be approached from Simly Dam Road as well as Lehtrar Road, which offers a different physical terrain and tempo to the metropolis of Karachi.
Participants arriving by air will be picked up at the airport and transported to Rohtas Rawan and those entering Islamabad by road will arrive on M1/M2 Highway,
A number of artisan workshops, such as carpenters, blacksmiths, stonecutters and tile makers are located on both Simly and Lehtrar Roads, within a four kilometer radius of the Rohtas Rawan site.
The expanding city and the natural environment come in contact with each other in the areas surrounding Islamabad and create different realities of nature, a distinct visual terrain that is neither ?nature? nor ?suburbia?. This residency invites artists to explore notions of nature and artifice that emerge through transformations of space.
Applications are open for artists working in performance, 2-D as well as 3-D processes.(Please fill out the form attached).
Residency Dates: March 14 – April 19, 2011
Application Deadline: 24th January
Venue: Rohtas Rawan Farm, Village Tumair on Lehtrar Road , Islamabad .
Number of artists: 6 VASL-Rohtas will cover travel costs for artists from Africa, Middle East and South Asia ONLY
For more details contact:


Honoring excellence in media and communications

The AMIC Asia Communication Award recognizes outstanding achievement in research, education, institution building, and excellence in journalism and other media endeavors. Individuals of all nationalities are eligible for this award, which is given yearly at the AMIC annual meeting at the discretion of the AMIC board of directors.
The AMIC Asia Communication Award recognizes lasting contributions under the following categories:
?Research?contributions to the body of media research, such as the launching and completion of major research projects or the development of enduring theoretical approaches to media and communications.
?Education?lasting contributions in nurturing successive generations of media, communications, or journalism students and scholars.
?Institution building?establishment of key communications and media programs, research centers, or academic journals.
?Excellence in journalism, whether online or in print?sustained contributions to public service and the highest journalistic principles.
?Other media and communication contributions?from time to time the board may present the AMIC Communication Award to media practitioners for outstanding commitment and excellence in their field of endeavor.
An individual will be honored based on the impact that his or her work has had on Asian communications and media. The impact of the contribution can be focused on a single country within Asia, on a region within Asia, or on the whole of Asia. While the awardees need not be Asian, preference is accorded to regional actors.
Nominations for the AMIC Asia Communication Award are accepted from any member in good standing with the association. Nominations, along with supporting documentation, are received from September 1st through December 31st of each year and should be addressed to the Secretary General of the Association, Dr. Sundeep R. Muppidi.
AMIC Asia Communication Award?Nominations
c/o Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC)
#04-19, Nanyang Technological University
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information Building
31 Nanyang Link, Singapore 637718
Attn: Sundeep R. Muppidi, Office of the Secretary General
tel: +65 6792-7570,?fax: +65 6792-7129
A three-member selection committee reviews nominations and presents a recommendation to the AMIC board of directors. The board will convene to review nominations and render a decision on the year?s nominee. The decision of the board shall be by majority vote and is final.
Previous awardees
Dr. John Lent, 2006
Prof. Eddie C. Y. Kuo, 2007
Dr. Nora Quebral and Dr. Florangel Braid, 2008
Dr. Binod Agrawal and Dr. K. E. Eapen, 2009
Dr. Hidetoshi Kato, 2010

Call for Proposals: Production Grant for Photographers from Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Afghanistan, Mongolia, and Pakistan

Date: September 22, 2010
Contact: Quito Ziegler
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The Open Society Documentary Photography Project and Arts and Culture Program announce a grant and training opportunity for documentary photographers from Central Asia, the South Caucasus, Afghanistan, Mongolia, and Pakistan.
The grant is being offered to:

  • visually document issues of importance in the region; and
  • provide training and support to photographers from the region.

Approximately 10 cash stipends in the amount of $3,500 each will be awarded to photographers to produce a photo essay on a current human rights or social issue in the region.?Grantees will participate in two master-level workshops on visual storytelling through photography and multimedia. ??These workshops are led by internationally-recognized photographers and industry professionals who will then provide ongoing mentorship and support throughout the six-month grant term.
The Open Society Foundations will pay travel and hotel expenses and provide a per diem to cover meals and incidentals for the workshops.
The deadline for applications is December 3, 2010, 6pm EST.
Additional Information
For more information on the grant, please review the grant guidelines.

M.A. in Journalism and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program in Health and Science Journalism

OVERVIEW OF THE M.A. PROGRAM: The prestigious Master of Arts program, inaugurated in 2005, is for experienced journalists who wish to study a specific subject area, such as science, health and the environment; arts and culture; politics or business and economics. Unlike our Master of Science program, which focuses on teaching basic reporting, the M.A. is designed to equip experienced journalists with subject-area expertise so that they may cover complicated issues in a sophisticated, nuanced manner.
For instance, students develop the knowledge that will allow them to situate news events in their larger context, to ask more informed questions, and to evaluate competing claims made by sources. The program imparts a deeper understanding of journalism and the forms it takes, and the focus is on content as much as on skills.
The students do an intensive seminar in their major, along with advanced courses in other departments of Columbia University specializing in topics of their interest. They will also design and create a Master’s Thesis over several months of study working closely with a faculty editor as well as outside experts. The end result will be an in-depth, compelling piece of long-form journalism (8,000-10,000 words for a print story, or the equivalent in another medium).

THE SCIENCE, HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT MAJOR: the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program in Health and Science Journalism

This program is an excellent opportunity for journalists from around the world interested in deepening their knowledge of health, science and environmental issues and improving their ability to tell stories about these critical topics.
The Science seminar, taught by distinguished professors Marguerite Holloway and Jonathan Weiner, covers everything from quarks and black holes to the quirks of the human genome; from Galileo?s funding troubles to NASA?s travails. Whether students study the contemporary debate over global warming or evolution, the seminar starts back before the fever began. Students learn to see science in the widest perspective and to write about it with all the tools of narrative nonfiction. Most applicants are experienced journalists who have demonstrated the potential to become leading science writers. The field of science writing is changing explosively, and this course is designed to make our students the very fittest to survive in it, adapt to its transformations, and shape its future.
Other courses will allow M.A. students to work closely with science, health and environment departments throughout Columbia University.
The program is full-time, and runs from August through May.

This particular program has more generous scholarship aid than most of our other programs.

IDEAL APPLICANTS: We seek students who have excellent writing skills and are familiar with the fundamentals of reporting and journalistic ethics. In addition, we look for candidates who are curious about the world, eager to learn more about a particular subject area, determined and resourceful, motivated to dedicate their careers to journalism, and who exhibit leadership potential. Experience in science journalism is NOT essential.
ADMISSIONS INFORMATION AND DEADLINES: The deadline for Fall 2011 applications is January 15, 2010.
SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION: The Graduate School of Journalism is proud to offer generous financial assistance to students who demonstrate excellent academic achievement, financial need and exceptional promise for leading careers in journalism. We work with each student to ease the cost of attendance through a combination of scholarships and need-based programs, including grants and Federal and private loans. For more information, please visit our website: scholarships
CAREER SERVICES: Graduates of the M.A. program have been hired at news organizations including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Pro Publica, Reuters, The NewsHour, and CNN. They are also writing books, producing independent documentaries, and freelancing for a wide variety of magazines, newspapers, broadcast and online news organizations.
Our career services staff – all former journalists with strong industry connections in print, broadcast and online media – work closely with students to help them pursue the most prestigious jobs in the U.S. and overseas. Students meet with a career services counselor for one-on-one consultations throughout the school year. For more information please visit the Career Services website:
For more information, to set up an informational interview, or to visit a class, please contact the Admissions Office:
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
2950 Broadway (@ 116th St)
Room 203 (lobby)
New York, NY 10027
(212) 854-8608

Scholarship for a Female student for One Year Programme in Photography

Pathshala, south Asian Media Academy in Bangladesh is inviting applications ONLY from the female students for scholarship for ?One Year Programme in Photography?.

Deadline for submission of applications: September 15, 2010

Interview September 16, 2010 at 10.30 am

Requirements: HSC or A level with GPA: 2.5 or 2nd Division. Fluent in spoken and written English. Must have completed basic photography course. Interested deserving female students are requested to send their CV, copies of academic certificates, two passport size photographs, a portfolio (with minimum 10 images, size: 8? x 10?) to
Faculty Moderator
Pathshala South Asian Media Academy
16, Sukrabad,
Panthapath (west), Dhaka-1207.
Tel: +8802 9136895
Pathshala Alumni will provide the scholarship on a yearly basis


Vasl Residencies for South Asian Artists

Vasl is now accepting applications from recent graduates across Pakistan and South-Asian countries.

Application deadline: 5th September, 2010.

Duration for residency: 5th October- 8th November, 2010.
*Applicants should fit in the age bracket of 22-28 years.
Residency will be granted to 2 South-Asian artists and 4 pakistani artists
*Air Travel grant available for South-Asian artists (artists from Bangladesh, India and Srilanka can apply)
To apply for residency
1)Please fill in the application form
2) send us your Updated CV
3) artists' statement
4) 10-15 images of your recent work
*Please mark clearly in the email subject: "application for Taaza Tareen VI"
Please send in your application to