Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists

Woman-identifying journalists are invited to submit applications to the Howard G. Buffett Fund for women journalists. The fund provides support to pursue training and leadership opportunities, as well as launch entrepreneurial news projects, and more. Application process is ongoing. Applications take approximately 4-6 weeks to process.

The Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists, the first funding initiative of its kind, enables the International Women’s Media Foundation to dramatically expand its support of women journalists.

Established with a $4 million gift from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, the fund will support projects including educational opportunities, investigative reporting and media development initiatives.

Starting from January 2020, the fund for Women Journalists will accept applications on a rolling basis.

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

Application process is ongoing.


Main Criteria

Woman-identifying 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.

Teams of journalists may apply, however the submission must be from a woman journalist and her team must include at least 50% women.

Find out more now.

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