VII Foundation Workshop Grant

Eligible applicants who wish to be considered for a VII Foundation grant to attend a VII workshop should complete the application at the bottom of this page and submit it along a letter of recommendation from a teacher, mentor or employer 90 days before the start date of the workshop.

Scholarship Eligibility

  • Rising Fast: Africa’s changing urban spaces: November 11 - 17, 2018

    Scholarships available to students from:
    • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Burundi
    • Ethiopia
    • Kenya
    • Rwanda
    • South Sudan
    • Tanzania
    • Uganda

    Deadline: September 10, 2018

  • Burmese Days: Documenting an Extraordinary Voyage of Discovery: December 1, 2018 - December 7, 2018

    Scholarship available to students from:
    • South or South East Asian countries

    Deadline: October 1, 2018

Important Information

  • All applicants must be 18 years old by the time of the workshop.
  • Scholarships are for tuition only. Travel, accommodation, food and other expenses are not covered by the scholarship and are the responsibility of the workshop participant.
  • Certain scholarships are available to participants from specific countries, and others are to participants worldwide. Please refer to the list on this page to see if you are eligible for a scholarship.

About the VII Foundation

The VII Foundation is an independent, charitable media and education non-profit organization. It was founded by Ron Haviv and Gary Knight in 2001 when they recognized that media funding for long term projects was diminishing. In order to continue to produce work that addressed complex social, economic and human rights issues they started the Foundation as an independent non-profit structure to secure support for continuing documentary practice and education.

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