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.    

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.
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.
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.
Le Prix d’excellence pour le couronnement d’une carrière rend hommage à une pionnière des médias de l’actualité ayant ouvert des portes aux femmes dans ce secteur. 

Les candidates en lice doivent avoir démontré de manière crédible et continue leur appui aux femmes dans les médias, témoigner d’un robuste engagement à la liberté de la presse et être des journalistes hautement respectées. 

Les candidatures de personnes à la retraite seront acceptées. 

Les candidatures personnelles ne sont pas acceptées.
Les candidates en lice auront fait preuve d’une force de caractère, d’une bravoure et d’une persévérance hors du commun et d’un engagement résolu à la liberté de la presse, et être des journalistes hautement respectées ayant montré leur engagement au journalisme illustré par leur volonté de mettre constamment leur vie ou leur liberté en jeu en vue de s’acquitter de leur tâche malgré la répression par les pouvoirs publics, les pressions politiques, le danger physique ou d’autres formes d’intimidation. 

Les candidates doivent être des journalistes travaillant actuellement à plein temps ou comme journaliste indépendante, pour la presse écrite, la radio ou la télévision, ou les médias en ligne de n’importe quel pays du monde.

Les candidatures de personnes employées par des organisations dont le principal objectif n’est pas le journalisme ne sont pas acceptées.

Les candidatures personnelles ne sont pas acceptées.
Чтобы стать претендентом на данную награду, кандидаты должны продемонстрировать чрезвычайную силу характера, а также смелость и упорство в подаче новостей. 
Подходящий кандидат должен настойчиво выступать за свободу печати, а также пользоваться уважением как авторитетная журналистка. Выражение своей целенаправленности и убежденности в своей работе - это готовность постоянно рисковать собственной жизнью или свободой, выполняя свою работу, несмотря на государственные репрессии, политическое давление, физическую опасность или иные опасные обстоятельства. 

Кандидаты должны быть женщинами и в настоящее время  работать штатными или нештатными (свободными) сотрудниками СМИ в любой стране, в печатных, эфирных или Интернет-СМИ. Кандидаты, работающие в организациях, главной целью которых является не журналистика, не рассматриваются для присуждения данной награды. 
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.

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.

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 a generous $1 million gift from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. With this Award, the IWMF celebrates the courageous work of women photojournalists like Anja who inspire us to take action and better understand the world. This courageous work manifests in many different forms which may include but is not limited to conflict or frontline reporting. Past winners included Heidi Levine, Adriane Ohanesian, and Stephanie Sinclair.

Recipients of the Courage in Photojournalism Award will receive a cash prize of $20,000 and have their work showcased at the World Press Photo Festival for Visual Journalism. The IWMF will accept nominations and third-party nominations in English until January 19, 2018. Please read the eligibility criteria and nomination guidelines carefully before submitting a nomination. Entrants must be full-time women photojournalist of any nationality.

Eligibility Criteria:
  • Full-time journalists.
  • journalism must be a candidate’s primary vocation.
  • Both freelance journalists and those affiliated with media organizations are eligible.
  • Identify as women.
Nomination Guidelines:
  • All nominations must include candidate information, work samples, and a candidate/nomination statement.
  • The required work samples are 12 photographs that best represent the scope and style of the candidate’s work, within the context of challenging reporting environments.
  • Each photograph must be accompanied by a caption describing the place and situation captured.
  • Six (6) of the photos must have been taken within the past two years. The other six can be taken at any time during the candidate’s career.
  • Submissions must include a 1 page candidate/nomination statement. The statement must answer the following questions:
    • What stories does the candidate tell through her photos?
    • Under what conditions does the candidate work?
    • How do the photographs submitted with this nomination capture the scope of the candidate’s work?
    • How do the candidate’s career and work reflect the values of Anja Niedringhaus?
  • Candidate statements must be written in English.

For any inquiries related to the 2018 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award, please contact Justine O'Sullivan at josullivan@iwmf.org.