June 1, 2015 1:13 PM EDT

Emaho Foundation has launched a new grant to support Asian photographers.

The Emerging Asian Photography Grant offers $5,000, along with a solo gallery exhibition in Nottingham, UK, to one photographer working on a long-form, ongoing project that shows a deep dedication to the subject and illustrates a significant issue in our society. “The world is full of photographers but not everyone is using their photography to share a powerful message,” says Manik Katyal, founder and editor-in-chief at Emaho Magazine, who created the grant.

A panel of internationally renowned photography experts, including Christian Caujolle, founder of Agence VU, Kira Pollack, director of photography at TIME Magazine, and award-winning Iranian photojournalist Newsha Tavakolian, among others will select the inaugural grantee.

Applications will be accepted through July 31 and the winner will be announced in early September.

Lucia De Stefani is a contributor to TIME LightBox.

Contact us at editors@time.com.

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