Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists


Applications are open for the IWMF Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists 2020. The Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists enables women journalists around the world to receive funds for implementing projects and pursuing training. Application process is ongoing.

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Opportunity for female journalists

Apply for Howard G. Buffett Fund

International Women’s Media Foundation The Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists is the first funding initiative of its kind that enables the International Women’s Media Foundation  (IWMF) to dramatically expand its support of women journalists. Established with a $4 million gift from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, the Fund supports projects including educational opportunities, investigative reporting and media development initiatives.

Starting from January 2020, the Fund will accept applications on a rolling basis. The fund was designed to help women journalists expose under-reported but critical global issues, undertake projects that challenge traditional media narratives, develop expertise, pursue training and leadership opportunities, and launch news projects. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fund for program will no longer support projects with any travel component. They will focus on supporting reporting projects and pursuing virtual skills training, develop expertise, and strengthen careers

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 about Howard G. Buffett Fund. 

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