APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR IWMF 2021 ELIZABETH NEUFFER FELLOWSHIP

Key Information

  • Eligibility:
    • The Neuffer Fellowship is open to women and non-binary journalists whose work focuses on human rights and social justice issues.
    • All applicants for the Neuffer Fellowship must be working journalists with at least three years of full-time, professional journalism experience. Internships and journalism-related work completed as a university student do not count as professional experience. Applicants may be affiliated or freelance journalists.
    • Journalists from any country around the world are eligible to apply. However, applicants must speak, read, and write English fluently in order to fully participate in and benefit from the Fellowship.
  • Funding amount: N/A
  • Type of funding: Fellowship
  • Target countries: Global
  • Application languages: English

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking applications for its 2021 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship program that gives academic and professional opportunities to women journalists committed to human rights and social justice reporting.

The Fellowship was created in memory of The Boston Globe correspondent and IWMF Courage in Journalism Award (1998) winner Elizabeth Neuffer, who died while reporting in Iraq on May 9, 2003. Those selected for the Fellowship spend a fall semester at the Center for International Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and The Boston Globe.

Neuffer Fellows are also able to audit classes at other local universities including Harvard. After the fall semester, those selected for the Fellowship spend two months in New York City interning for the New York Times. With the knowledge they gain from these academic and professional opportunities, fellows return to work as journalists in their home countries where they advance Elizabeth Neuffer’s work in the fields of human rights and social justice.

Benefits

  • Neuffer Fellows receive a fixed monthly stipend to cover their living costs.
  • The IWMF also arranges and covers the cost of housing in Cambridge and New York City for the fellow.
  • The IWMF purchases round-trip economy airfare from the fellow’s place of residence to Washington, D.C., as well as transportation between the Fellowship cities.
  • The fellow receives health insurance during the program.
  • The Fellowship does not include a salary.
  • For fellows residing outside of the United States, the Fellowship also covers the costs of applying for and obtaining a U.S. visa.
  • The fellow is fully responsible for any additional incidental expenses and other costs.

Read more about the project here.