The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF), with support from The Secular Society, is offering Reporting Grants For Women’s Stories in 2019.
The IWMF’s Reporting Grants for Women’s Stories, sponsored by The Secular Society, is a funding initiative supporting 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. These grants support reporting on untold stories surrounding issues that impact women and girls’ daily lives worldwide.
Through programs, fellowships, and grants the IWMF empowers women journalists with the training, support, and network to become leaders in the news industry. The IWMF 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. Consequently, stories about women and the issues that affect their lives remain severely underreported. The IWMF’s Reporting Grants on Women’s Stories initiative empowers journalists to access untold stories through new means of funding that emphasizes gender balanced reporting.
Worth of Award
Approximately $100,000 will be dispersed each year. Grant sizes will depend on the project pitched – most grants will average approximately $5,000 USD.
- Women journalists from anywhere in the world and who are currently working as journalists can apply for support.
- Applicants must have three or more years of professional work experience and must currently be working as a journalist with journalism as their primary profession.
- Teams of journalists may apply, however, the submission must be from a woman journalist and your team must include at least 50% women.
- Staff journalists and teams of staff journalists within news organizations are eligible to apply for funding, but these grants will give special consideration to freelance journalists.
How to Apply
- All applications must be filled out online via the IWMF’s online application system.
- The IWMF will accept applications twice-yearly. Please keep this in mind when creating proposed project timelines.
- Due to the large influx of applications, the IWMF cannot consider time-sensitive proposals. Please refer to the application close date for each application cycle, and expect grants to be disseminated 6 – 10 weeks following the application close.
Deadline: Apply by April 21, 2019.