Promoting the work and advancing the role of women and nonbinary journalists across the globe is critical to advancing transparency and diversity in the news media.
Applicants may apply for one of two different types of funding: reporting projects or professional development opportunities. The Fund for Women Journalists will prioritize reporting projects pitched around underreported stories of global importance.
- Reporting projects include journalistic work in any media format, including but not limited to print, digital, broadcast, audio, video, photography and new media.
- Professional development opportunities can include security training, conferences, workshops and media development initiatives such as technical skills-building training.
About Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists (FWJ)
The Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists (FWJ), the first funding initiative of its kind, supports journalists and journalism projects including, but not limited to, professional development opportunities, investigative reporting and media development initiatives led by women and nonbinary people. Established with a $4 million gift from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, FWJ has supported more than 330 journalists from 47 countries since its inception in 2015.... read more
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Aim and Benefits of Howard G. Buffett Fund Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists
- Approximately $230,000 will be disbursed each year. Grant sizes will depend on the proposal and the inclusion of a detailed budget. The average grant size for the FWJ, from 2021 to 2022, was $6,000 USD. Submissions with timelines longer than one year or with requested budgets of $10,00
Requirements for Howard G. Buffett Fund Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists Qualification
- Open to women and nonbinary journalists of any nationality.
- Journalism must be the applicant’s primary profession.
- Applicants must have at least one year of professional journalism experience, with a track record of publishing in non-student outlets.
- They accept applications from teams of journalists; however, the application must be led and submitted by a woman or nonbinary journalist, and the team must include at least 50% women.
- Due to staff capacity, applications are only accepted in English (preferred) or Spanish, but reporting may be published in any language.
Application DeadlineNot Specified
How to Apply
Interested and qualified? Go to Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists (FWJ) on iwmf.submittable.com
The Fund for Women Journalists accepts applications on a rolling basis. Applications may take up to 6 weeks to process.
For more details,visit WFJ website