- Eligibility: To qualify for this Fund, you must be a U.S.-based journalist of any gender (including men) targeted as a result of your reporting at events related to the highly charged political unrest and polarization in the U.S., including elections, civil movements and other challenging environments. Applicants must be working journalists and must provide proof of their financial need. Funding is available to both staff journalists and those working independently.
- Funding amount: Total of €50,000 for the whole application round.
- Type of funding: Emergency – The IWMF US Journalism Emergency Fund will support journalists with immediate needs related to their professional work, such as medical aid, destroyed or stolen equipment, and protective gear. As well as this, the fund will support long-term journalist needs such as trauma, mental health services, and referrals to legal support
- Target countries/regions: USA.
- Process/award timelines: IWMF is accepting applications for the emergency fund on an ongoing, rolling basis. To request assistance from the IWMF’s United States Journalism Emergency Fund, you must complete this preliminary questionnaire. Requests that do not meet the criteria above will not be considered. Requests will be reviewed in the order they were received.
- Application languages: English.
Full information and the application form can be found here.
The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) has partnered with Craig Newmark Philanthropies to offer support to U.S.-based journalist of any gender (including men) targeted as a result of covering events related to the highly charged political unrest and polarisation in the U.S., including elections, civil movements and other challenging environments. Read more about the IWMF United States Journalism Emergency Fund here.