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This year, the Kim Wall Memorial Fund will provide a $5,000 grant to a journalist whose work embodies the spirit of Kim’s reporting. The grant will fund a woman reporter covering subculture, broadly defined, and what Kim liked to call “the undercurrents of rebellion.” Kim wanted more women to be out in the world, brushing up against life, and the Kim Wall Memorial Fund honors this legacy.

All applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Affiliated or freelance women-identifying or non-binary journalists with three (3) or more years of professional experience working in news media from anywhere in the world. Internships do not count toward professional experience.
  • 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.
  • Grants will be awarded to cover reporting-related costs including travel (flights, ground transportation, drivers), logistics, insurance, visa fees, and payment for fixers/translators.

The IWMF believes that gender does not conform to one notion. We are inclusive of all journalists who identify as women, which includes trans women, and non-binary people.

The IWMF accepts applications once a year. Please keep this is mind when creating proposed project timelines. Due to the large influx of applications, the IWMF cannot answer questions by phone nor can we consider time-sensitive proposals. Please refer to the application closing date for each application cycle and expect grants to be disseminated 6 – 10 weeks following the application close.

The IWMF is accepting applications from November 12 to December 16, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST via Submittable. Applicants may apply concurrently for Adelanté’s El Salvador Reporting Fellowship and the Mexico-Guatemala Cross-Border Reporting Fellowship.