International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) Grants for Female Journalists – Apply now!

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IWMF Grants for female journalists Application Guide

Women journalists with three or more years of professional experience can now apply for reporting grants. The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF), with support from The Secular Society, is offering Reporting Grants For Women’s Stories.

The initiative aims to promote reporting on untold stories surrounding issues that impact women and girls’ daily lives worldwide.

Grants, averaging US$5,000, may cover reporting-related costs including travel (flights, ground transportation, drivers), logistics, visa fees and payment for fixers/translators.

The deadline is June 29.

For more information on how to apply, click here.

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IWMF Grant Application Guide

IWMF Eligibility

An applicant must identify as a woman and be a full-time professional practising journalist with more than 3 years of post-graduate journalism experience. If applicable, teams of journalists may apply, but the team leader must be a woman journalist and the group must include at least 50 percent women.

About the IWMF Fund

The IWMF’s Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists supports the production of ambitious projects and underreported, globally important stories. For the next eight years, the IWMF will make an annual total of $230,000 worth of grants to support women journalists in their projects and endeavors. The fund is not limited in either the grant dollar amount or the number of grants awarded within the annual total.

The fund was designed to help women journalists from around the world by providing grantees support to

A voting committee comprised of distinguished IWMF Board Members, Courage in Journalism Awardees, former IWMF grantees, and senior practicing journalists will select grantees.

Applicants will be notified of the fund’s grant decisions approximately 6-8 weeks after the deadline for each funding round*. We will work with individual grants recipients to determine a completion timeline that best suits the project – most project timelines are six months to one year long and funds are distributed when the grant recipients are chosen.

Applicants are encouraged to consider their project publication or production plans in advance of submission and may include an optional letter of support for their project.

2018 Fund Timeline
Funding Round*
Application Open
Applicants Contacted
Funds Distributed
January 23 – March 9, 2018
Applicants will be notified of their status approximately 6-8 weeks after the application deadline
IWMF will work with grantees to distribute funds in a manner that best suits their project
June 19th – August 7, 2018

* There will be two rounds of general grant funding in 2018.

Applying for a IWMF  Grant

Applicants must be prepared to provide the following information (in English):

Additional Application Information

The IWMF uses an online application system called Submittable for applicants to submit proposals.

IWMF Grant Recipients



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