Apply: IWMF Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship 2021

Deadline: 25 February, 2021

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) has announced a call for applications for the 2021 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship.

The fellowship provides academic and professional opportunities to advance the reporting skills of women journalists who focus on human rights and social justice.

The fellowship was created in memory of The Boston Globe correspondent and IWMF Courage in Journalism Award (1998) winner, Elizabeth Neuffer, who died while reporting in Iraq on 09 May, 2003.


  • Neuffer fellows receive a fixed monthly stipend to cover their living costs
  • IWMF arranges and covers the cost of housing in Cambridge and New York City for fellows
  • IWMF purchases round-trip economy airfare from fellows’ places of residence to Washington, D.C., as well as transportation
  • Fellows receive health insurance during the programme
  • The fellowship also covers the costs of applying for and obtaining a U.S. visa


  • Open to women-identifying and non-binary journalists whose work focuses on human rights and social justice issues
  • All applicants for the Neuffer Fellowship must be working journalists with three years, minimum, of full-time, professional journalism experience
  • Applicants may be staff or freelance journalists
  • Journalists from any country around the world are eligible to apply

To apply and for more information, click here.

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