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IWMF 2021 Howard Buffett Fund For Women Journalists

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.

The fund was designed 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

About International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF)

The IWMF works to unleash the power of female journalists to transform the global news media. Our fellows and grantees — both freelance and staff journalists — become experts in reporting in underserved regions, generate must-read stories, align with top outlets, and bring critical issues affecting women and others to light. We are the only organization that provides safety training, byline opportunities, and emergency support tailored to female journalists and photographers around the world. We also recognize badass female journalists and photographers whose courage sets them a...... read more


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IWMF Howard Buffett Fund


Aim and Benefits of IWMF Howard Buffett Fund

The IWMF will make an annual total of $230,000 worth of grants to support women journalists in their projects and endeavors.

The fund was designed 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

Requirements for IWMF Howard Buffett Fund Qualification

  • Woman-identifying journalists from anywhere in the world are eligible to apply.
  • Professional Journalism must be the applicant’s primary profession.
  • 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.

Selection

Applications take approximately 6-8 weeks to process.


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Application Deadline

Not Specified


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) on iwmf.submittable.com to apply

For more details, visit IWMF website.

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