Funds for women journalists

| February 10, 2019

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The International Women’s Media Foundation supports women journalists’ reporting projects through the Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists. Journalists may apply for funds to undertake educational opportunities, investigative reporting, or media development initiatives.

Applications are accepted in two rounds each year, opening in January and June. The current application process started Jan. 14 and will be open until Feb. 25.

Journalists must have been practicing for more than three years and must identify as female. Reporting teams may apply, but the team leader must be a woman and the group must be at least 50% women.

Applications must be submitted in English. They should include:

  • contact information and CV
  • brief description of the project or opportunity
  • list of team members (if applicable)
  • description of the purpose of the proposal and the issue it is designed to address
  • estimated budget and time frame

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Female journalists may also apply to pursue academic or professional development opportunities through the Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship of the International Women’s Media Foundation. Fellows will complete research and coursework at MIT’s Center for International Studies, as well as internships with The Boston Globe and The New York Times.

Applicants must have three years of professional experience and excellent communication skills in English.

Applications must be submitted in English. They should include:

  • current CV
  • statement explaining how the fellowship would be a transformative experience for their careers
  • two work samples
  • two letters of recommendation

The deadline to apply is March 9.

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