Deadline: Ongoing Opportunity
The International Women’s Media Foundation’s (IWMF) Fund for Indigenous Journalists: Reporting on Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Two-Spirit, Transgender People (MMIWG2T) opportunity supports the production of ambitious reporting that opens up underreported aspects of the issue of Missing & Murdered Indigenous People (MMIP).
Across three years (2022-2025), the IWMF will distribute grants to support Indigenous journalists in their projects and endeavors. The fund is not limited to an annual number of grants or dollar amount distributed.
The Fund for Indigenous Journalists: Reporting on MMIWG2T will prioritize funding for U.S.-based, in-depth reporting projects that go beyond breaking news and explore the underlying factors of the issue of violence against Indigenous people and the issue of Missing & Murdered Indigenous People (MMIP) with a focus on women, girls, Two-Spirit, and transgender people.
The fund was designed to help Indigenous journalists by providing grantees support to:
- Take the lead on stories connected to Indigenous communities;
- Expose underreported aspects of the MMIP issue;
- Undertake ambitious projects that challenge traditional media narratives and misconceptions about Indigenous nations and their citizens; and,
- Develop field-based expertise and strengthen careers.
A voting committee comprised of distinguished Indigenous practicing journalists and editors, along with Indigenous thought leaders, will select grantees.
The average grant amount is expected to be up to $5,000. Project proposals over $10,000 will be considered on a limited basis.
- Indigenous journalists of any gender are eligible to apply.
- Practicing journalism must be the applicant’s primary profession.
- Applicants must have professional journalism experience.
- Teams of journalists may apply; however, the submission must be from an Indigenous journalist and include an Indigenous journalist as the lead decision-maker of the project.
- Special consideration will be given to freelance journalists.
For more information, visit IWMF.
For more information, visit https://www.iwmf.org/mmiwg2t-grant-application-guide/