From the Aaron Siskind Foundation website:
2007 Individual Photographer’s Fellowship
Grant Information and Application Guidelines
Application Period: August 15 to November 15, 2007
Application Deadline: November 15, 2007 at 11:59 pm EST
General Information and Eligibility Requirements
The Aaron Siskind Foundation is offering a limited number of fellowship grants of up to $5,000 each for individual artists working in still photography and photography-based media. Grant recipients and award amounts will be determined by a review panel on the basis of accomplishment to date, and the promise of future achievement in the medium in its widest sense.
There are no restrictions on the subject matter or processes of past or projected work.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens whose primary residence is in the United States. Grant recipients must furnish proof of citizenship and a verifiable social security number.
Students who will be enrolled in a college degree program at any time during the 2008 calendar year are not eligible. Groups and institutions are not eligible. Works in non-photographic media and video/film are not eligible for submission.
Grant recipients will be notified prior to December 31, 2007. The names of grant recipients will be posted to the website by January 15, 2008.
The decisions of the Aaron Siskind Foundation and its designated judging panel as to who receives fellowship support and in what amounts will be final, private, and without appeal. As required by law, award funds must be used to further the artist’s creative endeavors. At the end of 2007, recipients will be required to provide a summary of the specific uses to which award funds were put. Funds will be personally taxable to recipients in Tax Year 2007.
Online Application Information
Internet access and a working email address are needed to apply using the CueRate online application system. You must apply online. Mailed applications are no longer being accepted. You may apply at any time between August 15, 2007 and the deadline on November 15, 2007 at 11:59 pm EST.
Once you have registered online, you can work on your application in multiple sessions, saving as you go, until you are ready to submit your completed application. A completed application consists of the following information and files:
Applicant Profile: Name and contact information
Work Samples: A portfolio of eight (8) image files showing representative works
Text descriptors for each image: Title, Year Completed, Medium, Dimensions
Career summary, resume or bio (1000 words maximum)
Optional: Statement of Plans for Future Work (1000 words maximum). If no statement is submitted, we assume that “to continue working” is an adequate description of your plans. You may also use this space to provide explanatory or supporting information about your work.
About your Images
Exactly eight (8) images must be submitted, no more and no less.
All images must be formatted as .jpg files. The maximum file size for uploading is 2 MB. Image size can be no larger than 1240 x 1240 pixels, but it can be less than 1240 x 1240 (a smaller image will be shown against a 1240 x1240 black background). Images should be 72 DPI, any higher will unnecessarily increase your file size. File names may only include characters: a-z, 0-9 and _ are allowed. The system will not accept filenames with blank spaces.
If your work is best communicated visually by showing its physical or installed nature, or aspects of detail, use one or more of the eight images for that purpose.
With regard to the order of your images, please consider that they will be projected for the jury in groups of 4 (Images # 1-4 followed by Images # 5-8).
Problems and Questions
If you experience a technical (software) problem, use the “Report a Bug” link at the top of the online application to report the problem to technical staff. If you have a question about the application process, click on the Help link at the top of the page for some common questions and answers. If you have additional questions, you can email an administrator. First, click “Save Your Work” on the page you are working on. Then go to the Main Menu and click on the black “Email” button. Your default email program should open with a contact email address.
Link to online application: