We invite mid-career journalists with current experience of covering
conflict to take part in a retreat exploring the effects of potentially
traumatic events on journalists and interviewees. The five-day programme, at
the Corrymeela Centre in Northern Ireland, will include workshops with
trainers experienced in trauma and journalism; training in constructive
self-care techniques, including restorative yoga, meditation and therapeutic
massage; and an opportunity to take a step back, rest and recuperate in the
unique setting of the North Antrim coast.  Participants are expected to
attend all sessions, as activities in this retreat build on themselves over
the 5 days.
  • When: May 1 to 5, 2017. 
  • Where: The Corrymeela Centre in Ballycastle, Northern Ireland.  
  • Who: Mid-career journalists currently covering conflict & violence in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. Both men and women are invited to apply. 
  • How much: the workshop is fully funded (participation, room and board.)
  • How long: This is a residential workshop, and we ask our participants to commit throughout the five days.
  • Travel: We will also cover all travel expenses (fights  + land transport in Northern Ireland) for participants coming from Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. If you are coming from farther afield, please note that in your application.
  • NB: The workshops will all be conducted in English only; applicants must have excellent spoken English. 
The retreat is generously supported by the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF)

Please note our deadline is 30 January 2017, and no applications will be accepted after this date. 

If you have any questions, do feel free to email jretreats@gmail.com.

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.    

Ends on March 15, 2017
Each year, the Courage in Journalism Awards honor three women journalists who have demonstrated extraordinary strength of character in pursuing their profession under difficult or dangerous circumstances such as government oppression, threats to personal safety, and other intimidating obstacles. 

Candidates for the Courage in Journalism Awards must 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.
Ends on March 15, 2017
The IWMF Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a pioneer in news media whose accomplishments have opened doors for other women journalists. 

Competitive candidates will have a credible and continuing record of supporting women in the media, exhibit a strong commitment to press freedom, and be well-respected journalists. 

Retired candidates are accepted. Self-nominations are not accepted.
Ends on March 15, 2017
El Premio a la Trayectoria es un reconocimiento a los precursores en los medios noticiosos que hayan abierto las puertas a las mujeres que trabajan en este campo. 

Los candidatos deben contar con una historia creíble y continua de apoyo a las mujeres en los medios y deben haber mostrado un firme compromiso con la libertad de prensa además de ser periodistas respetados. 

Se aceptan las candidaturas de periodistas jubilados. No se aceptan auto-nominaciones.
Las candidatas a hacerse con el galardón deben haber dado muestras de una fortaleza de carácter extraordinaria a la hora de cubrir noticias. Asimismo, deben hacer gala de su firme compromiso con la libertad de prensa y ser periodistas respetadas. Compromiso con el periodismo que haya quedado patente en su estar dispuestas a arriesgar su vida o su libertad continuamente con el fin de cumplir con su trabajo, a pesar de la opresión gubernamental, la presión política, el peligro para su integridad física u otros obstáculos intimidantes. 

Las candidatas deben ser periodistas en funciones, a tiempo completo o ‘free-lance’ que trabajen para medios impresos, electrónicos o en línea, de cualquier país. 

No serán consideradas para este galardón las candidatas empleadas por organizaciones cuyo fin último no sea el periodismo. No se aceptan auto-nominaciones.
Пожизненная награда за достижения в журналистике присуждается первопроходцам в СМИ, которые открыли двери для женщин в данной сфере деятельности. Чтобы иметь шансы на присуждение награды, кандидаты должны обладать достоверным и непрерывным "послужным списком" поддержки женщин, работающих в СМИ, демонстрировать прочную приверженность свободе прессы, быть уважаемыми журналистами.

Кандидаты должны быть женщинами и в настоящее время  работать штатными или нештатными (свободными) сотрудниками СМИ в любой стране, в печатных, эфирных или Интернет-СМИ. 

Будут рассматриваться, в том числе, и кандидатуры ушедших на покой лиц.

The Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award was created to honor the life and work of Pulitzer Prize-winning AP photographer and IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner Anja Niedringhaus (1965-2014). With this Award, the IWMF celebrates the courageous work of women photojournalists like Anja. The Award recognizes the importance of visual 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.

El Premio Anja Niedringhaus a la Valentía en Fotoperiodismo fue creado en homenaje a la vida y trabajo de Anja Niedringhaus (1965-2014), fotógrafa del AP premiada con un Premio Pulitzer y el Premio a la Valentía en el Periodismo de la IWMF. Con este premio, la IWMF celebra la valentía de mujeres fotógrafas como Anja. El premio reconoce la importancia del trabajo periodístico visual que nos inspira a tomar acción y que nos obliga a entender mejor el mundo.

Creado en 2015 con una generosa donación de $1 millón de dólares de la Howard G. Buffett Foundation, el Premio se otorga anualmente a una fotógrafa cuyo trabajo refleje valentía y dedicación, como el trabajo de Anja.

Por favor lea los criterios de elegibilidad y el guía para enviar solicitudes, en Ingles, antes de enviar una solicitud.

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.

Funding rounds will open for applications two times each year; applications take approximately 6 to process. Applicants may apply for concurrently for Reporting Grants for Women’s Stories and the Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists.

The first round of funding for 2017 will be open for online applications from January 24, 2017 - March 7, 2017 11:59 pm EST.

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


  • 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.

Please note: 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.

All application materials are due via the online system before March 7th at 11:59 PM EST.

Letters of support or recommendation will not be accepted with the initial submission.