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Applications Invited for IWMF Kim Wall Memorial Fund 2021

Applications Invited for IWMF Kim Wall Memorial Fund 2021

Organization: International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF)

Apply By: 16 Jan 2021

Grant Amount: 5000 USD

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About the Organization:

International Women's Media Foundation works to unleash the power of female journalists to transform the global news media. Their fellows and grantees — both freelance and staff journalists — become experts in reporting in underserved regions, generate must-read stories, align with top outlets, and bring critical issues affecting women and others to light. They are the only organization that provides safety training, byline opportunities, and emergency support tailored to female journalists and photographers around the world.

Kim Wall Memorial Fund 2021

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF), in partnership with Kim’s family and friends, seek to make sure the kinds of stories Kim loved continue to be told, through the creation of the Kim Wall Memorial Fund. The Memorial Fund will help other women with Kim’s adventurous spirit chase down these important, underreported stories.

The Kim Wall Memorial Fund was established by Kim’s parents, her brother Tom Wall, her partner Ole Stobbe, and her friends Mansi Choksi, May Jeong, Adam Perez and Dhiya Kuriakose.

Eligibility Criteria:

All applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Affiliated or freelance women-identifying or non-binary journalists with three (3) or more years of professional experience working in news media from anywhere in the world. Internships do not count toward professional experience.
  • Non-native English speakers must have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.
  • Applicant must be able to show proof of interest from an editor or have a proven track record of publication in prominent media outlets.
  • Grants will be awarded to cover reporting-related costs including travel (flights, ground transportation, and drivers), logistics, insurance, visa fees, and payment for fixers/translators.

Grant: Beginning this year, one $5,000 reporting grant will be awarded annually to a female journalist who’s reporting carries forward Kim’s legacy.

Deadline: 16th January, 2021

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