Applications Invited for Reporting Grants For Women’s Stories From Women Journalists
Applications Invited for Reporting Grants For Women’s Stories From Women Journalists

Organization: International Women's Media Foundation

Apply By: 21 Apr 2019

Grant Amount: 5000 USD


International Media Women's Foundation is working to support, protect, and recognize the critical role of female journalists. The mission of the foundation is to unleash the potential of women journalists as champions of press freedom to transform the global news media.

About the Grant:

The IWMF’s Reporting Grants on Women’s Stories, sponsored by The Secular Society, is a new funding initiative supporting journalism produced by and about women. In an era of increased globalization, the need for varied coverage of gendered topics is critical to a free and representative press. These grants will be a catalyst for reporting on untold stories surrounding issues that impact women and girls’ daily lives worldwide.

The purpose of the women’s stories initiative:

  • These grants provide opportunities for women journalists to pursue gender-sensitive coverage of underreported, internationally important stories.

Grant Amount:

  • Grants will average $5,000 USD and be awarded to cover reporting-related costs including travel (flights, ground transportation, drivers), logistics, visa fees, post-production costs, and payment for fixers/translators. Approximately $100,000 will be dispersed each year. Grant sizes will depend on the project pitched – most grants will average approximately $5,000 USD. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis beginning May 2. The Secular Society board will meet three times a year to make funding decisions. Funding will be awarded in August, December, and April.

Types of projects supported by the Women’s Stories initiative:

  • Women’s Stories grants will support reporting related costs for media projects may include (but are not limited to): fees for travel, logistics, visas, lodging, and post-production costs.
  • All applications must include a detailed preliminary budget.


Women journalists from anywhere in the world and who are currently working as journalists can apply for support. Applicants must have three or more years of professional work experience and must currently be working as a journalist with journalism as their primary profession. Teams of journalists may apply, however the submission must be from a woman journalist and your team must include at least 50% women. Staff journalists and teams of staff journalists within news organizations are eligible to apply for funding, but these grants will give special consideration to freelance journalists.

Application Deadline: 21st April 2019

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