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Buffett Fund for Women Journalists

Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists 2021

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Applications are open for Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists 2021. The Fund for Women Journalists is accepting applications on a rolling basis. Applicants will be notified of the fund’s grant decisions approximately 4-6 weeks after submission. It 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.


Basically, the Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists was designed to help women journalists from around the world 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 critical skills training as well as leadership opportunities.
  • Launch entrepreneurial news projects or acquire the skill to do so.

About the Fund

  • The IWMF’s Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists supports the production of ambitious projects and also 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.


  • An applicant must identify as a woman and be a full-time professional practicing journalist with more than 3 years of journalism experience.
  • Teams may apply, but the team leader must be a woman journalist and the group must include at least 50 percent women.


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

  • Contact Information and Resume/CV
  • Brief description of the project or opportunity you are seeking funding for
  • If applicable, a list of any other team members or applicants
  • Description of the purpose of the proposal and the issue/problem it is designed to address
  • Estimated budget and time frame
  • Contact information of two professional references

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Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Open toAll
OrganizerInternational's Women Media Foundation



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