The Howard G. Buffett Fund for women Journalist, the first funding initiative of its kind, enables the IWMF to dramatically expand its support of women journalists. Howard G Buffett Foundation, the fund will support projects including educational opportunities, investigative reporting and media development initiatives.


  • The fund was designed to help women journalists from around the world 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 critical skills training and leadership opportunities
  • Launch entrepreneurial news projects or acquire the skill to do so


  • An applicant must identify as a woman and be a full time professional practicing journalist with more than 3 years of post-graduate journalism experience.
  • If applicable, teams of journalists may apply, but the team leader must be a woman journalist and the group must include at least 50 percent woman

DEADLINE: March 7 2017

To apply and for more information visit here

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