International Women’s Media Foundation: Seeking Applications from Women Journalists

Deadline: 9 March 2018

International Women’s Media Foundation is inviting applications for promoting the work and advancing the role of women in the news media across the globe.

The Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists, the first funding initiative of its kind, enables the IWMF to dramatically expand its support of women journalists.

Funding Information

The program will provide $4 million gift from the Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists to support projects including educational opportunities, investigative reporting and media development initiatives.

Grant Support

The fund was designed to help women journalists by providing grantees support to:

  • Expose under-reported but critical global issues
  • Undertake ambitious projects that challenge traditional media narratives
  • Develop field-based expertise and strengthen careers
  • Pursue training and leadership opportunities
  • Launch entrepreneurial news projects or acquire the skill to do so

Eligibility Criteria

  • Woman-identifying journalists from anywhere in the world are eligible to apply.
  • Professional Journalism must be the applicant’s primary profession.
  • Applicants must have three or more years of professional journalism experience.
  • Teams of journalists may apply, however the submission must be from a woman journalist and her team must include at least 50% women.

Note: All answers and documents must be in English. Due to the high volume of applications we cannot answer questions by phone. Please review the application guide and frequently asked questions on our website prior to beginning this application.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their documents electronically via given website.

For more information, please visit IWMF

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