The IWMF seeks qualified experts to review applications for our 2016 Fund for Women Journalists and portfolio of programs. We receive thousands of applications each year for our unique funding opportunities for women reporters around the world; in 2016 we plan to award more than $300,000 in small grants in addition to fellowships in East Africa and Latin America.
You can support the IWMF’s mission by volunteering to help us select potential fellows, grantees and award winners from your own home or office for just a few hours per month. All you need is an Internet connection and a passion for supporting the next generation of media leaders.
reviewers are journalists, academics, and/or professionals with an interest in
supporting gender equity in the news media. Reviewers will be responsible for
evaluating applications based on set guidelines and will review batches of
approximately 30 applications per cycle on a rolling basis throughout the year.
We are seeking reviewers for the IWMF’s portfolio of programs including the
Howard G. Buffett Fund
for Women Journalists, the African
Great Lakes Reporting Initiative and the Latin America Reporting
Candidates for the Courage in Journalism Awards must be be full-time staff or freelance women reporters, writers, editors, photographers, or producers working in any country and of any nationality.
Self-nominations are not accepted.
The Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award was created to honor the life and work of Pulitzer Prize-winning AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus (1965-2014). With this Award, The International Women’s Foundation (IWMF) celebrates the courage of women photojournalists like Anja who risk their lives documenting conflict and war while capturing moments of humanity. The Award recognizes the importance of journalistic work that inspires us to take action and compels us to better understand the world.
Created in 2014 with a $1 million gift from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, the Award will be given annually to a woman photojournalist whose work reflects courage and dedication, as Anja's does.
Please read the eligibility criteria and application guidelines carefully before submitting a nomination.
The IWMF’s Reporting Grants for Women’s Stories, sponsored by The Secular Society, is a new funding initiative supporting journalism produced by and about women. In an era of increased globalization, the need for varied coverage of gendered topics is critical to a free and representative press. These grants will be a catalyst for reporting on untold stories surrounding issues that impact women and girls’ daily lives worldwide.
These reporting grants provide opportunities for women journalists to pursue international stories of importance through gender-sensitive coverage of underreported topics.
- Grants will average $5,000 USD.
- Grants will be awarded to cover reporting-related costs including travel (flights, ground transportation), logistics, visa fees, and payment for fixers/translators.
- All applications must be filled out online via the IWMF’s online application system.
- Funding will be awarded in August, December, and April.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. The Reporting Grants for Women’s Stories Committee will meet three times a year to make funding decisions.
Proposals that are extremely time sensitive will be considered on a case by case basis. If your proposal is time sensitive, please be prepared to explain why in your application.Eligibility
- 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.
- All answers and documents must be in English. Due to the high
volume of applications we cannot answer questions by phone. Please
review the application guide and frequently asked questions on our
website prior to beginning this application.
Letters of support or
recommendation will not be accepted with the initial submission.