The International Women’s Media Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2012-13 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship, named for the 1998 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner and Boston Globe correspondent who was killed in Iraq in May 2003. Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2012, and the fellowship will run from September 2012 – March 2013.

This fellowship, created with Neuffer’s family and friends, aims to perpetuate her memory and advance her life mission of promoting international understanding of human rights and social justice while creating an opportunity for women journalists to build their skills.

One outstanding woman journalist will be selected to spend seven months in a tailored program with access to MIT’s Center for International Studies, as well as media outlets including the Boston Globe and The New York Times. The flexible structure of the program provides the fellow with opportunities to pursue academic research and hone her reporting skills covering topics related to human rights.

Eligibility

The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship is open to women journalists whose focus is human rights and social justice. Applicants must be dedicated to a career in journalism in print, broadcast or online media and show a strong commitment to sharing knowledge and skills with colleagues upon the completion of the fellowship. Excellent written and spoken English skills are required. A stipend will be provided, and expenses, including airfare and housing, will be covered.

Deadline: April 30, 2012

For more information, and to apply, click here.

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