Become the next Neuffer Fellow: Apply for the 2013/14 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship

Deadline: May 1, 2013

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is now accepting applications for its 2013/2014 IWMF Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship. The fellowship award is an extension of Elizabeth Neuffer’s legacy to support women journalists who have chosen to focus on human rights and social justice, themes that were so vital to Elizabeth’s work.

About the fellowship

The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship is designed for a woman journalist working in print, broadcast or digital news media to spend seven months (September 2013 – March 2014) in a tailored program that combines access to MIT’s Center for International Studies and media outlets including The Boston Globe and The New York Times. Fellows will have opportunities to pursue academic research as well as to hone her journalistic skills by covering topics related to human rights and social justice.

Named for the 1998 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner and The Boston Globe correspondent, Elizabeth Neuffer, who was killed in Iraq in May 2003, this fellowship is open to women journalists worldwide whose work focuses on human rights and social justice. It 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.


  • Journalists working in the print, broadcast and Internet media, including freelancers are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of three years of experience in journalism.

For more information about this fellowship, go to, contact Ann Marie Valentine (202-496-1992, [email protected]) and follow @IWMF on Twitter.

Founded in 1990 by a group of prominent U.S. women journalists, the International Women’s Media Foundation is a Washington-based organization that believes the news media world-wide are not truly free and representative without the equal voice of women. The IWMF celebrates the courage of women journalists who overcome threats and oppression to speak out on global issues. The IWMF’s programs

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