20 February 2017

International Women’s Media Foundation’s Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists: Call for 2017 Applications

The Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2017 funding cycle. There are two funding rounds during which applications are accepted annually in January and June. Click here to apply.

The IWMF’s Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists around the world provides financial support for women journalists to pursue opportunities that will make them leaders in the news industry. The Fund supports the ambitious ideas of women journalists seeking substantive backing for projects and opportunities related to the news media. The Fund’s goals are to:

  • Advance women in the news media worldwide by funding innovative projects and unique opportunities
  • To help journalists build skills critical to their development as professionals
  • Encourage journalists working in hostile environments to obtain necessary security training
  • Support projects from a diverse pool of applicants
  • Offer flexibility in funding amounts and projects
  • Urge applicants to pitch ambitious ideas
  • Inspire original collaborative projects
  • Provide opportunities for journalists with limited access to other funding sources

Women journalists from anywhere in the world are eligible to apply. For more information about the application process, please review the application guidelines. You can also sign up on the IWMF website to receive updates and more information about the Fund.