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IWMF Women Journalists Fund 2019

IWMF Women Journalists Fund 2019 in USA (Fully Funded)

Fully Funded
Country: USA
City: Washington DC
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The International Women’s Media Foundation or IWMF invites Fund applications from women journalists all over the world.

Promoting the work and advancing the role of women in the news media across the globe is critical to transparency and a diversity of voices. 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. Established with a $4 million gift from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, the Fund will support projects including educational opportunities, investigative reporting, and media development initiatives.

Benefits of IWMF Journalists Fund

The International Women’s Media Foundation designed the fund 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

Who are eligible for the Women Journalists Fund?

All fellowship applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Woman-identifying journalists from anywhere in the world are eligible to apply.
  • Likewise, professional journalism must be the applicant’s primary profession.
  • Further, 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.

How to apply for the IWMF Women Journalists Fund?

Eligible applicants can apply for the IWMF Funding by filling up an online form. Moreover, the applicants will require to fill up their personal information as well as provide their portfolio as proof. Also, the applicants will need to provide their statement of interest, two-pitch stories, and their publication plan. IWMF also recommends the applicants provide the letter of support from their editor.


IWMF will accept the online applications for Women Journalists Funds until September 5th, 2019 11:59 pm EST.



Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline05 September,2019
CityWashington DC
Open toAll Nationalities
OrganizerInternational Women's Media Foundation
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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