Transparency and a diversity of viewpoints depend on promoting the work and expanding the role of women in the news industry globally. The Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists, a groundbreaking financial initiative, enables the International Women’s Media Foundation to significantly increase its support for female journalists. The Howard G. Buffett Foundation donated $4 million to establish the Fund, which will fund programs for media development, investigative reporting, and educational opportunities. ( Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists – IWMF 2022)
Applications are continuously accepted by the Fund for Women Journalists. The processing of applications could take up to six weeks. Please take note that responses to applications received after June 30, 2022, will arrive in September of that year.
The Fund’s goal is to encourage female journalists by giving grantees assistance with:
Bring to light important yet little-known global concerns
Engage in bold initiatives that contradict conventional media narratives
Create expertise in your field and advance your career
Look for leadership and training opportunities.
Start entrepreneurial news projects or get the necessary skills
Women and nonbinary journalists of any nationality are eligible to apply for grants from the Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists.
The applicant must work primarily in journalism.
Candidates must have at least one year of experience in professional journalism and a history of publication in non-student publications.
We accept applications from teams of journalists, however the team must include at least 50% women, and the application must be directed and completed by a woman or nonbinary journalist.
Applications can only be submitted in English (preferred) or Spanish due to staff capacity, however reporting can be published in any language.
The IWMF observes that there is no universal definition of gender. All female, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming journalists are welcome here.
We are unable to provide applicants with individualized feedback or answer questions over the phone due to the large number of applications we receive. Before starting your application, please read the material on our website.
Please send an email to Claudia Gonzalez, the program manager, at email@example.com if you have any additional questions.
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