The application process is open to all professional photographers who have participated in a World Press Photo competition between 2008 and 2013. The grant is intended to support a photographer in completing an existing project on a human rights theme. You can read more about the 2013 grant in the press release.
Human Rights Watch, our partner in the Tim Hetherington Grant, defines 'human rights' in the following way: "At the very heart of a human rights issue or theme lies the critical factor of responsibility - some government, rebel group, institution, or individual is responsible for what is happening."
Timeline for applications:
- Call for applications: 9 September
- Deadline: 17 October
- Selection: 9 November
- Recipient announced: 11 November
After we have reviewed and approved your application, you will receive further instructions for how to proceed with your application.