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IWMF’s Reporting Grants for Women’s Stories (Funds of $5,000 USD)

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IWMF’s Reporting Grants for Women’s Stories s a funding initiative supporting journalism produced by and about women. The Secular Society is sponsoring the grant. In this era of increased globalization, the need for varied coverage of gendered topics is critical to a free and representative press. Thus, these grants support reporting on untold stories surrounding issues that impact women and girls’ daily lives worldwide.

IWMF empowers women journalists with the training, support, and network to become leaders in the news industry. In addition, the IWMF recognizes that promoting the work and advancing the role of women in the news media is critical to transparency. Also, women journalists remain underrepresented in both media organizations and bylines across the world. Consequently, stories about women and the issues that affect their lives remain severely underreported. The IWMF’s Reporting Grants on Women’s Stories initiative empowers journalists to access untold stories that emphasizes gender balanced reporting.

Grants’ Benefits

  • Grants will average $5,000 USD.
  • Moreover, grants will be awarded to cover reporting-related costs including travel (flights, ground transportation, drivers), logistics, visa fees, and payment for fixers/translators.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Women journalists from anywhere in the world and who are currently working as journalists can apply for support.
  • Applicants must have three or more years of professional work experience and must currently be working as a journalist
  • Teams of journalists may apply, however the submission must be from a woman journalist and your team must include at least 50% women.
  • Staff journalists and teams of staff journalists within news organizations are eligible to apply for funding, but these grants will give special consideration to freelance journalists.

Applying

All applicants must fill out the applicants online via the IWMF’s online application system. The IWMF will accept applications twice-yearly.

Specifications

Type of Opportunity Others
Organizer International Women's Media Foundation
Contact the organizer [email protected]

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