Here are main criteria to participate in the program:
- All nationalities are welcome to apply, but non-native English speakers must have excellent written and verbal English skills.
- Applicants must be professional journalists with at least 3 years of professional experience in journalism working in print, broadcast, or digital media.
- Applicants must be able to demonstrate support from an editor or have a proven track record of publication in prominent media outlets.
Reporting trips are fully funded. The IWMF arranges travel and in-country logistics for all fellows. The IWMF also covers fellowship-related costs within the framework of the reporting trip including travel, lodging, meals, and fixers/interpreters.