2015 IWMF’s Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists ($230,000 Support )

Application Deadline: March 23rd, 2015.

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF’s) Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists is an incredible resource for talented reporters and will make a real difference in the field of journalism. Beginning in 2015, the IWMF will make an annual total of $230,000 worth of grants to support women journalists in their projects and endeavors.

The fund is not limited in either the grant dollar amount or the number of grants awarded within the annual total. There will be up to four rounds of funding every year for ten years.

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


  • Women journalists from anywhere in the world are eligible to apply;
  • 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;
  • Special consideration will be given to freelance journalists.

Applying for a Grant

Applicants must be prepared to provide the following information (in English):

Contact Information

Brief description of the project or opportunity you are seeking funding for

If applicable, a list of any other team members or applicants

Description of the purpose of the proposal and the issue/problem it is designed to address

Estimated budget and time frame


Apply Now for the IWMF’s Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists 

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