International Women’s Media Foundation Grants

Deadline: 17 February 2016
Open to:woman journalist from all over the world
Grants: total budget of USD 230,000


The IWMF’s Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists is an incredible resource for talented reporters and will make a real difference in the field of journalism.

The fund was designed to help women journalists from around the world 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 critical skills training and leadership opportunities;
  • Launch entrepreneurial news projects or acquire the skill to do so.


An applicant must be a woman journalist. If applicable, teams of journalists may apply, but the team leader must be a woman journalist and the group must include at least 50 percent women.


Beginning in 2015 and continuing for the next ten years, the IWMF will make an annual total of USD 230,000 worth of grants to support women journalists in their projects and endeavors. The fund is not limited in either the grant dollar amount or the number of grants awarded within the annual total.

How to apply?

Applicants must be prepared to provide the following information (in English):

  1. Contact Information and Resume/CV;
  2. Brief description of the project or opportunity you are seeking funding for;
  3. If applicable, a list of any other team members or applicants;
  4. Description of the purpose of the proposal and the issue/problem it is designed to address;
  5. Estimated budget and time frame.

To submit an application for the 2016 January cycle of general funding, please click HERE.

Deadline for applying is 17 February 2016.

For more information please visit the official website.

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