IWMF OPPORTUNITIES | APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR MAY 2016 REPORTING TRIPS TO SOUTH SUDAN AND TANZANIA; FUND FOR WOMEN JOURNALISTS CALLS FOR PROJECT SUBMISSIONS
DEADLINE FOR REPORTING TRIP APPLICATIONS FEBRUARY 12
DEADLINE FOR FUND FOR WOMEN JOURNALISTS SUBMISSIONS FEBRUARY 17
The IWMF is pleased to announce new opportunities for women journalists in 2016. Applications are now open for IWMF reporting trips to South Sudan and Tanzania, and for the next round of funding under the Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists.
All three applications have February deadlines.
Six women journalists will report on development and humanitarian issues in South Sudan. Concurrently, another group of six journalists will cover stories related to conservation in Tanzania. Both trips will take place May 1-14, 2016. All Fellows will begin their trip in Nairobi, Kenya, where they will complete comprehensive security training and an orientation about the African Great Lakes region and focus countries.
Online applications to take part in these trips will be open through February 12, 2016. The reporting trips are part of the African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative, created in 2014 and designed to support women journalists interested in pursuing stories that go beyond the well-established narratives of political instability, armed conflicts, and humanitarian crisis in the region. Read more about these trips here.
Round 1 - January 2016 Fund for Women Journalists Grants
The first funding round of 2016 will be open for online applications from January 12 – February 17, 2016.
The fund was designed to help women journalists 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 training and leadership opportunities
- Launch entrepreneurial news projects or acquire the skill to do so
- Women journalists from anywhere in the world are eligible to apply.
- Professional Journalism must be the applicant’s primary profession.
- Applicants must have three or more years of professional journalism experience.
- Teams of journalists may apply, however the submission must be from a woman journalist and her team must include at least 50% women.
Please note: All answers and documents must be in English. Due to the high volume of applications we cannot answer questions by phone. Please review the application guide and frequently asked questions on our website prior to beginning this application.
All application materials are due via the online system before February 16th at 11:59 PM EDT.
Letters of support or recommendation will not be accepted with the initial submission.