Fund for Women Journalists: Deadline is 7 March 2017

Fund for Women Journalists: Deadline is 7 March 2017


The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is currently seeking applications from women journalists for its program entitled “Howard G. Buffet Fund” to support projects including educational opportunities, investigative reporting and media development initiatives.

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.

Funding Information

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

Funding Criteria

The fund 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 and leadership opportunities
  • Launch entrepreneurial news projects or acquire the skill to do so

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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.

How to Apply

  • 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
  • Applications must be submitted online via given website.

For more information, please visit Howard G. Buffet Fund.


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