2014/2015 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship for Female Journalists.


Application Deadline: April 11, 2014

The International Women’s Media Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2014/2015 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship.

The fellowship is designed for a woman journalist from anywhere in the world whose work in print, broadcast, or digital media has focused on human rights and social justice reporting.

This seven month-long program will take her to Boston and New York to study at MIT’s Center for International Studies and work for U.S. media outlets including The Boston Globe and The New York Times.

The fellowship was named for the 1998 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner and The Boston Globe correspondent Elizabeth Neuffer, who was killed in Iraq in May 2003.

Created with Elizabeth Neuffer’s family and friends, the program aims to perpetuate her memory and advance her life mission of promoting international understanding of human rights and social justice while creating an opportunity for women journalists to build their skills.

The Fellowship

  • The 10th Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship runs from September 2014 to March 2015.
  • The fellow will be based at the Center for International Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts as a research associate during the research component of the fellowship, allowing the fellow to pursue academic research while improving her ability to cover human rights and social justice for The Boston Globe, The New York Times, and other media outlets during the journalism portion of the fellowship.

Eligibility Requirement:

  • The IWMF is accepting applications from women journalists worldwide whose work focuses on human rights and
  • Who have a minimum of three years of experience in journalism.
  • Female journalists working in the print, broadcast and online media, including freelancers, are eligible to apply.
  • Competitive candidates must have excellent English skills.

Download, fill out and return all application forms.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the  Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship for Journalist


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