IWMF Kim Wall Memorial Fund 2022 ($5,000 grant)
Deadline: December 16, 2021
Applications are open for the IWMF Kim Wall Memorial Fund 2022. The IWMF’s Kim Wall Memorial Fund will provide grants to journalists whose work embodies the spirit of Kim’s reporting.
The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF), in partnership with Kim’s family and friends, seek to make sure the kinds of stories Kim loved continue to be told, through the creation of the Kim Wall Memorial Fund. Whether reporting about Cuba’s underground market for digital content and culture, how the politics of opportunity played out inside Kampala’s emerging Chinatown, or the extent to which women Tamil Tiger combatants in Sri Lanka were failed by the promises of a feminist utopia, Kim introduced incredibly interesting people others overlooked. The Memorial Fund will help other women with Kim’s adventurous spirit chase down these important, underreported stories.
The grant will fund women or non-binary reporters covering subculture, broadly defined, and what Kim liked to call “the undercurrents of rebellion.” Kim wanted more women to be out in the world, brushing up against life, and the Kim Wall Memorial Fund honors this legacy.
- Two $5,000 grants will be awarded.
- Affiliated or freelance women or non-binary journalists with three (3) or more years of professional experience working in news media from anywhere in the world. Internships do not count toward professional experience.
- Applicants must have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program. However, reporting may be published in any language.
- Applicants must be able to show proof of interest from an editor or have a proven track record of publication in prominent media outlets.
- Grants will be awarded to cover reporting-related costs including travel, logistics, insurance, visa fees, professional stipends and payments for producers, translators, etc. The IWMF does not cover the cost of equipment purchase or rental and cannot support academic research or research for academic publication.
Applications will be reviewed in January 2022, and applicants will receive a response no later than February 2022. Grantees will be publicly announced on Kim’s birthday, March 23.
For more information, visit IWMF.