STUDENT MEDIA GRANT PROGRAM (SMGP)
The Program on Conflict and Development (ConDev) at Texas A&M University accepts applications on an annual basis for its Student Media Grant Program, offering Aggies and others an opportunity to highlight the human stories behind major global issues. These grants are funded by Texas A&M’s Howard G. Buffett Foundation Endowed Chair on Conflict and Development.
This year (2023-2024) ConDev cooperated with the Department of Hospitality, Hotel Management and Tourism, to focus on the role that hospitality and tourism plays in the mediation of conflict worldwide. Since 2013, program participants have used photos, interviews and other means to document world events depicting the intersection of conflict and development. This year we asked the question, “How has hospitality and tourism supported peace building”.
Announcing our SMGP 2023-2024 Grantees!
The Program on Conflict and Development, in partnership with the
Department of Hospitality, Hotel Management and Tourism at Texas A&M
University is excited to announce the new grantees for the 2023-2024 Student
Media Grant Program! This photojournalism grant is funded by the Howard G.
Buffett Foundation Chair on Conflict and Development.
This year the theme for the program is the role of tourism and
hospitality in supporting families and communities to avoid conflict, thrive
during conflict, or recover from conflict. This theme is chosen to (a)
commemorate the tenth anniversary of the installation of a selection of Howard
G. Buffett photography at Texas A&M University, and (b) to celebrate the
inauguration of the Department of Hospitality, Hotel Management and Tourism in
Texas A&M’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
The new grantees are:
of Girona, SPAIN
of Resilience: A Culinary Chronicle of Conflict-Inspired Cuisine from the
Northern Territories of Sri Lanka”
Site: Sri Lanka
Pablo: Social Tourism in Colombia’s Comunas”
of Tenacity: A Visual Chronicle of Plateau's Resilience
State University, USA
Decline to Development: How Conflict-ridden Rwandan National Park became a Top
Destination for Wildlife Tourism”
Stories: Articulating Agricultural Conflict and Agritourism Conservation
Efforts in Ghana”
to the new grantees and thank you to all applicants! Applications are now closed. We expect to open a new application period around September 2024.
All work produced by Fellows will be used by Texas A&M
University and the Conflict and Development Foundation to advance advocacy and
public awareness of critical issues facing international development.
Information about the #SMGP grantees and their associated projects will be
presented to the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. There will be unrestricted
access and use of published materials by these entities to advance mutual
goals. Fellows will sign a release granting these permissions.
Click here to review past programs -- > SMGP PAST PROJECTS