Larsh Bristol Photojournalism Fellowship, UW Department of Communication and Journalism

Laramie, WY

Position Title: Larsh Bristol Photojournalism Fellowship

Organization: University of Wyoming Department of Communication and Journalism

Location: Laramie, WY

Position Overview:  The Department of Communication & Journalism seeks proposals from students for a $5,500 stipend for a photojournalism project called the Larsh Bristol Photojournalism Fellowship.  

The stipend will be awarded through a competitive process that is open to all students at UW. The guidelines for the proposals are quite broad because the benefactors who endowed the fund wish to be able to attract proposals that will include a diversity of interests.  

The stipend is funded in the memory of Larsh Bristol. Bristol was a UW graduate in journalism who worked at many Wyoming newspapers after graduation before finally settling in his home area of Northeast Iowa. He earned a strong reputation for chronicling life along the upper Mississippi and for his photographic portrayals of human emotion.  

For his project, the first recipient of the award, Joe Riis, documented the migration of pronghorn in Wyoming. He is now a contributing photographer for National Geographic and photography fellow at the Wyoming Migration Initiative.  


  • The project must focus on some aspect of photojournalism, whether it be a documentary, a research study, a compilation, etc. The project must culminate in a gallery show at its conclusion.
  • All UW students—both undergraduate and graduate—are eligible.    

Start/End Dates: The project should take place between Summer 2023 and Fall 2023. Ideally the project will be a one-semester endeavor, but it can span more than one semester. Most projects take place in summer, but that is not required.  

Salary/Pay: $5,500 stipend: can be used for a wide variety of purposes, including tuition, travel, equipment, living expenses, etc.  

Application Deadline: March 24. All proposals will be judged in a competitive process and the recipient of the award will be notified in April.   

How to Apply: Proposals should be submitted to Cindy Price Schultz at Proposals must include the following:  

  • A one- to two-page description of the project that includes an idea of how long the travel will take during the summer or fall
  • A budget that provides some indication of how the funds will be used. ($1,500 of the overall budget must be saved for the print and display process)  
  • A description of the type of work that will be displayed at the gallery show upon culmination of the project.  
  • Samples of the applicant’s photographic work are not required, but are highly suggested, to assist the judges in the selection process. Please attach examples that are not too large so they will be easier to send to the judges.