How to apply

An annual award named for Robert Giard, a portrait, landscape, and figure photographer whose work often focused on LGBTQ lives and issues, this award is presented to an emerging, early or mid-career artist, from any country, working in photography, photo-based media, video, or moving image, including short-form film or video. Starting with the current award cycle (2013-2014), awards will alternate between artists working exclusively with still images (photography) and those working with moving images (video or film). In either case, this award will support a directed project, one that is new or continuing, that addresses issues of sexuality, gender, or LGBTQ identity.

University affiliation is not necessary. If you are not sure whether you will be eligible for the award, we recommend that you contact us well before the deadline so we can make a determination; otherwise, you may be declared ineligible after the deadline and your application will not be submitted to the committee. This award is adjudicated by the fellowships committee of the Center for LGBTQ Studies of the City University of New York and a jury of the Robert Giard Foundation. 


The 2016-2017 Robert Giard Fellowship will be awarded in Photography

Award: $7,500


Info on how to apply for the 2016-2017 fellowship in Photography will be available on this site in August 2015.

Please check back at the time for further instructions.