The Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists

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United States of America
Posted 3 years ago

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 supports projects including educational opportunities, investigative reporting, and media development initiatives.

The IWMF’s Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists supports the production of ambitious projects and underreported, globally important stories. For the next eight years, the IWMF will make an annual total of $230,000 worth of grants to support women journalists in their projects and endeavors. The fund is not limited in either the grant dollar amount or the number of grants awarded within the annual total.

 

The Fund for Women Journalists was designed to help women journalists from around the world 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 critical skills training and leadership opportunities
  • Launch entrepreneurial news projects or acquire the skill to do so
  • A voting committee comprised of distinguished IWMF Board Members, Courage in Journalism Awardees, former IWMF grantees, and senior practicing journalists will select grantees.

Nationality Eligible: All Nationalities

The institution of Award: The IWMF’s Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists

Eligibility criteria:

An applicant must identify as a woman and be a full-time professional practicing journalist with more than 3 years of post-graduate journalism experience. If applicable, teams of journalists may apply, but the team leader must be a woman journalist and the group must include at least 50 percent women.

 

How to apply:

In order to begin an application in Submittable, you are required to create a username and password through Submittable’s online system. The system allows applicants to log-in and save work before creating a final submission.

Applicants will be notified of the fund’s grant decisions approximately 6-8 weeks after the deadline for each funding round*. They will work with individual grants recipients to determine a completion timeline that best suits the project – most project timelines are six months to one year long and funds are distributed when the grant recipients are chosen.

Applicants are encouraged to consider their project publication or production plans in advance of submission and may include an optional letter of support for their project.

 

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Deadline: August 5, 2018

 

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