Q: Will the Fellowship partners change every year?
A: CatchLight will explore and consider new partnerships every year, committed to finding the best partnership for amplification of the media project. We will always seek to maintain working relationships with existing partners as best fits the needs of the Fellowship.
Q: Do you offer the application in any languages other than English?
A: English is our preferred language, but we are hopeful of offering a Spanish translation for 2018.
Q: Do you offer translation services if an application needs to be translated to English?
A: We are not able to outsource an application for languages other than English. We recommend using Google Translate and will offer a place in the 2018 Fellowship application process to declare if an application has been translated from another language so our judges are aware.
Q: When does the CatchLight Fellowship begin for selected fellows?
A: The fellowship year begins when Fellows are announced in April and continues through March 30 of the following year.
Q: Is there a fee to apply to the CatchLight Fellowship?
A: No, it is free to apply.
Q: Will Fellows be responsible for the costs of a trip to San Francisco for the annual November event, or will CatchLight cover those costs?
A: CatchLight will cover all costs of attending the November Leadership Weekend for all CatchLight Fellows, including travel and hotel for the event activities.
Q: Regarding application deliverables (museum quality photographic prints, digital imagery, other relevant work upon completion of the project for archival storage, etc.) can you give an indication of how much material CL wants—how many prints, how many digital images, etc?
A: Because each of our Fellows may be working in different mediums, these deliverables will be decided upon in collaboration between Fellow, CatchLight, and the respective partner media organization.
Q: Does CatchLight offer a sponsorship letter for B1/B2 visa needs for potential fellows?
A: CatchLight will be happy to write a letter of invitation to a Fellow’s particular embassy in order to help secure a tourist B1/B2 visa so as to attend events in San Francisco, California, of that Fellow’s year. If a visa letter is needed to do 90 days of work in the USA towards the beginning of the fellowship, CatchLight would discuss that with the Fellow if necessary towards final rounds of the fellowship process.
Q: Can PhotoPhilanthropy entrants, finalists or winners apply for the CatchLight Fellowship?
Q: Can an applicant also seek other funding if awarded a CatchLight Fellowship? How does that work in terms of ownership/branding?
A: Yes, if an applicant happens to have other funding he/she can still be named a CatchLight Fellow. Each grant/fellowship determines the manner in which a grantee attributes work. As long as CatchLight Fellows are able to carry through with their proposal and agreement made between the Fellow, the partner org, and CatchLight, having other funding should not impede this process. Catchlight appreciates full transparency on other grants in our application process.
Q: Can I get an extension on my application?
A: No, the posted deadline is the final day/time to submit your Fellowship application.