The IWMF seeks qualified experts to review applications for our portfolio of programs. We receive thousands of applications each year for our unique funding opportunities for women reporters around the world; in 2017 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 and grantees with just a few hours each month. All you need is an Internet connection and a passion for supporting the next generation of media leaders. 

Ideal 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 programs including the Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists, the Reporting Grants for Women's Stories, the African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative and the Latin America Reporting Initiative, Adelante.    

En el marco de la iniciativa Adelante  para incrementar la cobertura de la prensa de América Latina, seis periodistas mujeres viajarán San Pedro Sula, Honduras para reportar sobre Economía y Migración del 1 al 16 de febrero de 2018. Las periodistas becadas comenzarán su viaje en Ciudad de México, México, donde participarán de una orientación y un taller de seguridad integral del 2 - 5 de febrero, 2018. Después del taller, las becarias reportarán desde San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Durante el viaje, las becarias tendrán la oportunidad de trabajar en colaboración con otros periodistas, reportar de manera independiente y en conjunto con sus colegas y acceder a diferentes fuentes y sitios relacionados con el tema del viaje. 

La IWMF organiza el viaje y la logística en el país para todas las becarias. La IWMF también cubre los costos relacionados con la beca en el marco del viaje periodístico, entre otros, viaje, alojamiento, comidas y asistentes/intérpretes, salvo que el medio de prensa de algún periodista en particular desee asumir estos costos. Los costos de las visas también estarán cubiertos pero las becarias que viven fuera de los Estados Unidos son responsables de realizar los trámites para obtener las visas necesarias.

La IWMF tiene planificado que el viaje sea basado en San Pedro Sula, Honduras. La posibilidad de viajes afuera de la localización central se determinará de acuerdo con los protocolos de seguridad de la IWMF y será analizado caso a caso. 

Criterios de elegibilidad
 
Las candidatas deben satisfacer los siguientes criterios para calificar:

  • Mujeres periodistas en medios o freelancers con por lo menos tres años de experiencia profesional de trabajo en medios informativos. 
  • Mujeres periodistas de todas las nacionalidades son eligibles.
  • Periodistas que no son hablantes nativos de inglés deben un buen nivel de ingles hablado para poder aprovechar del programa.
  • Las postulantes deberán poder demostrar que cuentan con el apoyo del director de un medio o tener una reconocida trayectoria de publicación en medios importantes.

Aceptación de solicitudes

21 de marzo de 2017 – 18 de abril de 2017

Por favor vea un ejemplo de una solicitud seleccionada aquí

En el marco de la iniciativa Adelante  para incrementar la cobertura de la prensa de América Latina, seis periodistas mujeres viajarán Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala para reportar sobre Gobernanza y Sociedad Civil del 1 al 16 de febrero de 2018. Las periodistas becadas comenzarán su viaje en Ciudad de México, México, donde participarán de una orientación y un taller de seguridad integral del 2 - 5 de febrero, 2018. Después del taller, las becarias reportarán desde Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala. Durante el viaje, las becarias tendrán la oportunidad de trabajar en colaboración con otros periodistas, reportar de manera independiente y en conjunto con sus colegas y acceder a diferentes fuentes y sitios relacionados con el tema del viaje. 

La IWMF organiza el viaje y la logística en el país para todas las becarias. La IWMF también cubre los costos relacionados con la beca en el marco del viaje periodístico, entre otros, viaje, alojamiento, comidas y asistentes/intérpretes, salvo que el medio de prensa de algún periodista en particular desee asumir estos costos. Los costos de las visas también estarán cubiertos pero las becarias que viven fuera de los Estados Unidos son responsables de realizar los trámites para obtener las visas necesarias.

La IWMF tiene planificado que el viaje sea basado en Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala. La posibilidad de viajes afuera de la localización central se determinará de acuerdo con los protocolos de seguridad de la IWMF y será analizado caso a caso. 

Criterios de elegibilidad
 
Las candidatas deben satisfacer los siguientes criterios para calificar:

  • Mujeres periodistas en medios o freelancers con por lo menos tres años de experiencia profesional de trabajo en medios informativos. 
  • Mujeres periodistas de todas las nacionalidades son eligibles.
  • Periodistas que no son hablantes nativos de inglés deben un buen nivel de ingles hablado para poder aprovechar del programa.
  • Las postulantes deberán poder demostrar que cuentan con el apoyo del director de un medio o tener una reconocida trayectoria de publicación en medios importantes.

Aceptación de solicitudes

21 de marzo de 2017 – 18 de abril de 2017

Por favor vea un ejemplo de una solicitud seleccionada aquí

As part of Adelante, IWMF’s Latin America reporting initiative, six women journalists will travel to San Pedro Sula, Honduras to report on Labor and Migration from February 1 - 16, 2018. Reporting fellows will begin their trip in Mexico City, Mexico, where they will complete comprehensive security training and an orientation from February 2 - 5, 2018. Fellows will then depart for nine days of reporting based in San Pedro Sula, Honduras where they will have the opportunity to network with other journalists, report independently and collaboratively with their peers, and gain access to a variety of sources and sites related to their reporting.

The IWMF arranges travel and in-country logistics for all Fellows. The IWMF also covers fellowship-related costs within the framework of the reporting trip including travel, visa fees, lodging, meals and fixers/interpreters, unless a selected journalist’s news organization wishes to assume these costs. Fellows living outside the U.S. are responsible for procuring all necessary visas for which they will be reimbursed at the conclusion of the fellowship. 

The feasibility of day trips outside the base location will be determined by IWMF security protocols and assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Eligibility Criteria
 
Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
  • Affiliated or freelance women journalists with three (3) or more years of professional experience working in news media. Internships do not count toward professional experience.
  • Women journalists of all nationalities are welcome to apply.
  • Non-native English speakers must have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.
  • Applicant must be able to show proof of interest from an editor or have a proven track record of publication in prominent media outlets.
Accepting Applications:

October 3, 2017 - November 6, 2017

See a complete sample application here.

As part of Adelante, IWMF’s Latin America reporting initiative, six women journalists will travel to Guatemala City, Guatemala to report on Governance and Civil  from February 1 - 16, 2018. Reporting fellows will begin their trip in Mexico City, Mexico, where they will complete comprehensive security training and an orientation from February 2 - 5, 2018. Fellows will then depart for nine days of reporting based in Guatemala City, Guatemala where they will have the opportunity to network with other journalists, report independently and collaboratively with their peers, and gain access to a variety of sources and sites related to their reporting.

The IWMF arranges travel and in-country logistics for all Fellows. The IWMF also covers fellowship-related costs within the framework of the reporting trip including travel, visa fees, lodging, meals and fixers/interpreters, unless a selected journalist’s news organization wishes to assume these costs. Fellows living outside the U.S. are responsible for procuring all necessary visas for which they will be reimbursed at the conclusion of the fellowship. 

The feasibility of day trips outside the base location will be determined by IWMF security protocols and assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Eligibility Criteria
 
Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
  • Affiliated or freelance women journalists with three (3) or more years of professional experience working in news media. Internships do not count toward professional experience.
  • Women journalists of all nationalities are welcome to apply.
  • Non-native English speakers must have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.
  • Applicant must be able to show proof of interest from an editor or have a proven track record of publication in prominent media outlets.
Accepting Applications:

October 3, 2017 - November 6, 2017

See a complete sample application here.

ACOS (A Culture of Safety) Alliance Security Training 

The ACOS Alliance is an unprecedented coalition of news organizations, freelance journalist associations and press freedom organizations working together to champion safe and responsible journalistic practices for freelance and local journalists worldwide. The Alliance facilitates collaborative initiatives to improve the safety of journalists exposed to danger.

The Alliance, in collaboration with FFR and RPT, is offering 10 bursaries for freelancers to have access to a 5 day HEFAT course in the UK. The course will take place from 20- 24 November, in Oxfordshire. Applicants should fill out this form by Friday 27 October

In line with the ACOS Principles, the course is designed to help journalists covering conflict or exposed to safety challenges in their work to be better prepared. Provided by AK&P, the

 course is delivered by different experts and it covers digital security, sexual harassment and emotional trauma and self-care. It blends discussion with practical and written assignments and exercises with a focus on immersive training. Participants will learn

 the principles of security allowing them to be more effective and better able to get the story without becoming the story.

A vital element of this course is the medical training. Experienced and qualified medics will teach life saving techniques with a focus on working in remote regions. Upon successfully completing this course, participants will receive a level 3 certificate in First Response Emergency Care and AK&P will issue an attendance certificate.

ACOS is covering the course fee, including accommodation and food for the duration of the course. We do not cover travel to and from the course venue, although RPT will support a limited number of travel grants. FFR is helping with the administration and selection of bursaries. 

Applications that don't get selected for this course will be kept on file, and freelancers may be contacted in relation to future opportunities. Please note the data collected through this form will be stored securely and the information will be accessible to relevant ACOS partners. Some of these partners have their own internal application procedures and in order to benefit from their financial support you may have to go though their internal application procedures. Completing this form does not guarantee a bursary. 

If you have any queries, please contact elisabet@acosalliance.org.