Since 1990, the International Women's Media Foundation has worked to unleash the potential of women journalists as champions of press freedom and ensure that women journalists worldwide are fully supported, protected, recognized, and rewarded for their vital contributions at all levels of the news media.
Sponsored by the Secular Society, the IWMF Reporting Grants for Women's Stories program is a new funding initiative designed to support journalism produced by and about women. In an era of increased globalization, the need for varied coverage of gendered topics is critical to a free and representative press. The foundation also recognizes that promoting the work and advancing the role of women in the news media is critical to transparency and that women journalists remain underrepresented in both media organizations and bylines across the world. The Reporting Grants on Women’s Stories initiative empowers women journalists to access untold stories through new means of funding that emphasizes gender-balanced reporting.
To that end, grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to women journalists to pursue international stories of importance through gender-sensitive coverage of underreported topics. Funding may be used to cover reporting-related costs, including travel (flights, ground transportation, drivers), logistics, visa fees, and payment for fixers/translators.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the IWMF website.