W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund
"The fund was established in 1979 to seek out and encourage independent voices." Finalists receive money to finish major projects. The money should allow the photographer to abandon formulaic demands of the mass media and evolve in his own photography. The fund also offers the Howard Chapnick Grant, which encourages leadership in fields ancillary to photojournalism.
Hasselblad Foundation Stipends and Research Grants
Awards intend to support research and scholarly activities in photography. Grants are open to photographers, researchers and other photography professionals of all nationalities. Unlike other funds that limit grants to documentary work, the Hasselblad Foundation also awards money for theoretical and technical innovations, experimental projects, conservation of photographic material and development of university-level courses.
Golden Light Awards
Unfortunately, these awards have been temporarily suspended. In 1998, the Maine Photographic Workshops administered awards, grants and scholarships totaling $20,000. The Grand Prize was the $10,000 Ernst Haas Grant. The remaining money was distributed to winners in the categories of Portraiture, Experimental, Documentary, Landscape, Educator of the Year and Student of the Year.
Project Competition
Project Competition is one of four contests produced by the Santa Fe Center for Visual Arts. "Project Competition supports photographers with long-term projects and unique vision." First place winner receives $5,000 cash and a full-tuition grant to attend the 2001 Project Workshop at the Santa Fe Workshops.
Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize
The Lange-Taylor Prize is offered to a photographer and a writer in the early stages of a documentary project. The $10,000 award, given annually by the Duke Center for Documentary Studies, was created to encourage collaboration between documentary writers and photographers.
Salt Institute
The Salt Institute lists additional grants and awards.