IWMF Reporting Grants for Women’s Stories 2018 ($5,000 for Women Journalists Worldwide)

IWMF Reporting Grants for Women’s Stories 2018 ($5,000 for Women Journalists Worldwide)

Deadline: June 29, 2018

Applications are open for the IWMF Reporting Grants for Women’s Stories 2018. Want to pursue international stories w/gender-sensitive coverage of underreported topics? Applications are open for the Reporting Grants for Women’s Stories. These grants provide opportunities for women journalists to pursue international stories of importance through gender-sensitive coverage of underreported topics.

The International Women’s Media Foundation – IWMF’s Reporting Grants for Women’s Stories, sponsored by The Secular Society, is a funding initiative supporting journalism produced by and about women. In an era of increased globalization, the need for varied coverage of gendered topics is critical to a free and representative press. These grants will be a catalyst for reporting on untold stories surrounding issues that impact women and girls’ daily lives worldwide.

Through programs, fellowships, and grants the IWMF empowers women journalists with the training, support, and network to become leaders in the news industry. The IWMF recognizes that promoting the work and advancing the role of women in the news media is critical to transparency and that women journalists remain underrepresented in both media organizations and bylines across the world. Consequently, stories about women and the issues that affect their lives remain severely underreported. The IWMF’s Reporting Grants on Women’s Stories initiative empowers journalists to access untold stories through new means of funding that emphasizes gender balanced reporting.


  • Grants will average $5,000 USD.
  • Grants will be awarded to cover reporting-related costs including travel (flights, ground transportation, drivers), logistics, visa fees, and payment for fixers/translators.
  • All applications must be filled out online via the IWMF’s online application system.


  • Women journalists from anywhere in the world are eligible to apply.
  • Professional Journalism must be the applicant’s primary profession.
  • Applicants must have three or more years of professional journalism experience.
  • 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 prior to beginning this application.


  • The IWMF will accept applications twice-yearly. Please keep this is mind when creating proposed project timelines. 
  • Due to the large influx of applications, the IWMF can not consider time sensitive proposals. 
  • Applicants may apply for concurrently for Reporting Grants for Women’s Stories and the Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists. 

Complete the online application.

For more information, visit IWMF Reporting Grants for Women’s Stories.