IWMF Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists: Inviting Talented Reporters from all Over the World

Deadline: 1 July 2016

International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking applications from all over the world for Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists which is an incredible resource for talented reporters and will make a real difference in the field of journalism.

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Founded in 1990 by a group of prominent U.S. women journalists, the International Women’s Media Foundation is a Washington-based organization that is dedicated to strengthening the role of women journalists worldwide.

For 25 years, the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) has been dedicated to strengthening the role of women journalists worldwide. Through its programs and grants the foundation empowers women journalists with the training, support, and network to become leaders in the news industry.


IWMF believes in

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  • the leadership role of women in independent journalism worldwide
  • the importance of women’s journalistic perspectives to providing high-quality information in the public interest
  • support for women journalists in contexts of crisis, intimidation, and persecution
  • equal opportunity and advancement for women journalists


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.

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

Eligibility Criteria

  • Women 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

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists.

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