Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship for Women Journalists Worldwide

Deadline: 11 April 2014
Open to: women journalists worldwide with a minimum of three years of experience whose work focuses on human rights
Fellowship: stipend and covered expenses, including airfare and housing

Description

The International Women’s Media Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2014/2015 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship. The fellowship is designed for a woman journalist from anywhere in the world whose work in print, broadcast, or digital media has focused on human rights and social justice reporting. This seven month-long program will take her to Boston and New York to study at MIT’s Center for International Studies and work for U.S. media outlets including The Boston Globe and The New York Times.

Now in its 10th year, the fellowship was named for the 1998 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner and The Boston Globecorrespondent Elizabeth Neuffer, who was killed in Iraq in May 2003. Created with Elizabeth Neuffer’s family and friends, the program 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.

The 10th Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship runs from September 2014 to March 2015. The fellow will be based at the Center for International Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts as a research associate during the research component of the fellowship, allowing the fellow to pursue academic research while improving her ability to cover human rights and social justice for The Boston Globe, The New York Times, and other media outlets during the journalism portion of the fellowship.

Eligibility

The IWMF is accepting applications from women journalists worldwide whose work focuses on human rights and who have a minimum of three years of experience in journalism. Female journalists working in the print, broadcast and online media, including freelancers, are eligible to apply. Competitive candidates must have excellent English skills.

Scholarship

A fixed stipend will be provided to cover housing, meals and ground transportation during the fellowship. Round-trip economy airfare will be covered from the fellow’s home country or city to Washington, D.C., and from Washington, D.C., to the fellowship city. The fellow will also receive health insurance during the program. The fellowship does not provide salary or honoraria.
For fellows from outside of the United States, the fellowship also covers the costs of applying for and obtaining a U.S. visa.
The fellow will be fully responsible for any additional incidental expenses and other costs.

Application

 Applications will be accepted until Friday, April 11, 2014. Late submissions will not be considered.

The following items constitute a completed application:

Applications should be submitted electronically when possible to [email protected]

If it is not possible to submit your application electronically, it can be submitted by mail, either regular post or international courier, to:
Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship
International Women’s Media Foundation
1625 K Street, NW, Suite 1275
Washington, D.C. 20006 USA

For further information, please visit the official website.

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