Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists Now Receiving Entries

Media Rights Agenda
By Media Rights Agenda February 13, 2019 09:54 Updated
Howard G. Buffett

Howard G. Buffett

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is accepting applications for the Howard G. Buffett Fund, which aims to support women journalists in their projects and endeavours.

The grant will support projects that include exposing underreported but critical global issues; challenging traditional media narratives; developing field-based expertise and strengthening careers; pursuing training and leadership opportunities; and launching entrepreneurial news projects or acquiring the skill to do so.

Applicants must have three or more years of professional journalism experience. Teams of journalists may apply, but the submission must be from a woman journalist and her team must include at least 50 percent women.

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.

Funding rounds will open for applications in January and June of each year; applications take 6-8 weeks to process. The next round of applications will be open from January 14- February 25, 2019.

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.iwmf.org/programs/fund-for-women-journalists/

Media Rights Agenda
By Media Rights Agenda February 13, 2019 09:54 Updated
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