The mission of the International Women's Media Foundation is to unleash the potential of women journalists as champions of press freedom and transform the global news media.
To that end, the foundation is accepting applications for its Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists, which provides the financial support for women journalists to pursue opportunities that can help make them leaders in the news industry. Established with a $4 million gift from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, the fund supports educational opportunities, investigative reporting projects, and media development initiatives.
Through the program, IWMF will award grants totaling $230,000 in support of a wide range of innovative, original, and collaborative news media projects, and to strengthen the skills of women journalists worldwide. Media projects may include but are not limited to investigative reporting, books, documentaries, radio programs, media development initiatives, and reporting assignments.
Women journalists from anywhere in the world are eligible to apply. However, journalism must be the applicant's primary profession, and applicants must have at least three years experience as a professional journalist.
For complete program guidelines, information about previous grant recipients, and application instructions, see the IWMF website.