The Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists

Opportunity type:  Fund

For:  Female Journalists

Deadline: Rolling

Rewards: Cash prize

Location Eligibility: Worldwide


About this opportunity

The Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists (FWJ), the first funding initiative of its kind, supports journalists and journalism projects including, but not limited to, professional development opportunities, investigative reporting, and media development initiatives led by women and nonbinary people.

The Fund for Women Journalists will prioritize reporting projects pitched around underreported stories of global importance. 

Reporting projects include journalistic work in any media format, including but not limited to print, digital, broadcast, audio, video, photography and new media.

Professional development opportunities can include security training, conferences, workshops and media development initiatives such as technical skills-building training.

Rewards

Approximately $230,000 will be disbursed each year. Grant sizes will depend on the proposal and the inclusion of a detailed budget.

The average grant size for the FWJ, from 2021 to 2022, was $6,000 USD. Currently, they cannot accommodate large grant requests of more than $10,000. 

 Applications take approximately 4-6 weeks from the submission to process. Please keep this in mind as you design your project timeline. Only in rare circumstances are they able to expedite the grant review process for time-sensitive stories.

Eligibility

  • Applications for FWJ are open to female and non binary journalists of all nationalities. 
  • The Fund for Women Journalists will prioritize reporting projects pitched around underreported stories of global importance.  
  • Journalism must be the applicant’s primary profession.
  • Applicants must have at least one year of professional journalism experience, with a track record of publishing in non-student outlets.

Entry Fee

Free

How to Apply

Apply using the link:  FWJ Fund

All questions regarding this award should be sent to tmoore@iwmf.org.

Deadline

Jul 18 2024 - Jul 19 2025

More Info

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Cash Reward,
No Entry Fee

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