Women Journalists Grants from IWMF’s Howard G. Buffett Fund
January 21, 2016.
The IWMF is pleased to announce new opportunities for women journalists in 2016. Applications are now open for the next round of funding under the Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists.
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.
About the Fund
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. Beginning in 2015 and continuing for the next ten years, the IWMF will make an annual total of $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.
The fund was designed to help women journalists 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 training and leadership opportunities
Launch entrepreneurial news projects or acquire the skill to do so
Applying for a Grant
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
Additional Application InformationThe IWMF uses an online application system called Submittable for applicants to submit proposals. A link to the online application system for the January 2016 application round is available here:
A link to the online Submittable system will be available through the IWMF’s website for future funding rounds prior the opening of each round.
In order to begin an application in Submittable, you are required to create a username and password through Submittable’s online system. The system allows applicants to log-in and save work before creating a final submission.
Applicants will receive a confirmation e-mail once a completed grant proposal has been submitted.
All grantees will be notified once the winners of each round have been selected. Please follow us through social media for updates throughout each application round.
Applicants and grantees retain their intellectual property rights throughout their relationship with the IWMF.
Due to a high volume of applications, we cannot offer feedback on individual proposals.
Grantees are notified by the IWMF staff approximately 8 weeks after the close of the application process.
In order to accept the funds, grantees must countersign a grant agreement letter that details the project, budget, and timeline.
Grantees are required to report back to the IWMF periodically and will work with an IWMF Program Officer to determine a succinct method of grant reporting.
Please note: All answers and documents must be in English. Due to the high volume of applications we cannot answer questions by phone. Please review the application guide and frequently asked questions on our website - http://bit.ly/1xfMFaJ - prior to beginning this application.
To submit an application for the 2016 January cycle of general funding, please click here: https://iwmf.submittable.com/submit/52253