International Women’s Media Foundation Grants 2016

International Women’s Media Foundation Grants 2016

Deadline: February 17, 2016

Applications are now open for the The International Women Media Foundations (IWMF)’s Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists, an incredible resource for talented reporters.

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.

About IWMF

For 25 years, the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) has been dedicated to strengthening the role of women journalists worldwide. The media is not truly free and representative without the equal voice of women. Our work celebrates the courage of women journalists who overcome threats and oppression to report and bear witness to global issues. Through our programs and grants we empower women journalists with the training, support, and network to become leaders in the news industry.


  • An applicant must be a woman journalist with three or more years of professional journalism experience.
  • 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 $230,000 worth of grants to support women journalists in their projects and endeavours. The fund is not limited in either the grant dollar amount or the number of grants awarded within the annual total.

How to Apply

You can apply online. Applicants must be prepared to provide the following information (in English):

    • A CV.
    • A brief description of the project.
    • If applicable, a list of any other team members.
    • Description of the purpose of the proposal.
    • Estimated budget and time frame.

For more information, visit the IWMF Grant Application Guide.