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Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists

Organisation: International Women’s Media Foundation

Status: Open

  • Grant
  • Gender equality in media

Funding Size: Up to $10,000

Deadline: Ongoing

  • Eligibility Criteria: 
    – The Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists is open to women and nonbinary journalists of any nationality.
    – Teams of journalists may apply, however, the application must be led and submitted by a woman or nonbinary journalist, and the team must include at least 50% women. Applicants must have at least one year of professional journalism experience, with a track record of publishing in non-student outlets.
  • Type of Funding: Programmatic
  • Target Country: Worldwide
  • Application language: English or Spanish

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) has announced a call for proposals for the Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists to promote the work and advancing the role of women in the news media across the globe is critical to transparency and a diversity of voices.

The Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists, the first funding initiative of its kind, enables the IWMF to dramatically expand its support of women journalists. Established with a $4 million gift from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, the Fund will support projects including educational opportunities, investigative reporting, and media development initiatives.

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
Funding Information

The average grant size for the FWJ is $6,000 USD. At this time, they are unable to accommodate large grant requests of more than $10,000.

The FWJ will not award grants to cover tuition expenses for undergraduate or graduate degree programs or to cover the purchase of equipment.

The Fund for Women Journalists accepts applications on a rolling basis. Applications may take up to 6 weeks to process.

See here to learn more and apply.

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