IWMF Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship for Female Journalists 2024
Fellowship for Journalists: The application is currently open for exceptional and professional journalists to participate in the Washington D.C 2024 IWMF Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship for Female Journalists.
About the IWMF Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship
The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship provides academic and professional opportunities for women and nonbinary journalists focusing on human rights and social justice to advance their reporting skills.
The Fellowship was established in memory of The Boston Globe correspondent and IWMF Courage in Journalism Award (1998) winner Elizabeth Neuffer, who died on May 9, 2003, while reporting in Iraq.
The IWMF established this program in collaboration with Neuffer’s family and friends to honor Neuffer’s legacy while advancing her work in the fields of human rights and social justice.
Brief Program Details
Sponsor(s): International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF)
Benefits: Full sponsored trip to US | Training | Monthly stipend
Eligibility: Working journalists
Eligible Countries: All countries
Application Deadline: 23 April 2023
Full Benefits of the IWMF Fellowship for Female Journalists
- A fixed monthly stipend will be provided to cover housing, meals, and ground transportation during the fellowship.
- Round-trip economy airfare will be purchased from the fellow’s place of residence to Washington, D.C., and from Washington, D.C., to the fellowship city.
- The fellow will receive health insurance during the program.
- The fellowship does not include a salary.
- For fellows residing outside of the United States, the fellowship also covers the costs of applying for and obtaining a U.S. visa.
- The fellow will be fully responsible for any additional incidental expenses and other costs.
Below are requirements for consideration for the IWMF Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship:
- The Neuffer Fellowship is open to women, nonbinary and gender non-conforming journalists whose work focuses on human rights and social justice issues.
- All applicants for the Neuffer Fellowship must be working journalists with at least three years of full-time, professional journalism experience. Internships and journalism-related work completed as a university student do not count as professional experience. Applicants may be affiliated or freelance journalists.
- Journalists from any country around the world are eligible to apply. However, applicants must speak, read, and write English fluently in order to fully participate in and benefit from the Fellowship.
IWMF Fellowship Timeline/Schedule
June 2023: Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow will be selected
January 2024: Fellowship begins in Boston with an internship at the Boston Globe and research/coursework at MIT’s Center for International Studies
May 2024: Fellow moves to New York for internship at The New York Times
June 2024: Fellowship ends
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should visit the IWMF application webpage via the apply button below. Read the information on the webpage again, scroll down and click on the create account to begin your application. After creation of account, login or sign in to continue.