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Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship

Fellowship to a USA, Canada, or International Female
Professional Journalist for Human Rights Studies

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International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF)

Deadline Date:

02/25/21 11:59 PM EST

Description:

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Fellowship to a USA, Canada, or International female professional journalist for social justice and human rights studies. The goal of the program is to provide an opportunity for research and internships with major print media outlets. The Fellow will have input in the design of their academic and internship schedules.

The Neuffer Fellowship is designed for staff or freelance women journalists with at least three years of professional experience in journalism working in print, broadcast, or digital media. Those selected for the Fellowship spend a fall semester at the Center for International Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and The Boston Globe. During their time in Cambridge, Neuffer Fellows audit a variety of classes, attend seminars and events, pursue independent research and gain newsroom experience. Neuffer Fellows are also able to audit classes at other local universities including Harvard. After the fall semester, those selected for the Fellowship spend two months in New York City interning for The New York Times. 

Due to COVID-19, the 2021-2022 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship may take place in-person or virtually. The IWMF and its partners reserve the right to determine the format of the Fellowship prior to the Fellowship start date.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 194244

Number of Grants:

One fellowship will be awarded per year.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Neuffer Fellows receive a fixed monthly stipend to cover their living costs. The IWMF also arranges and covers the cost of housing in Cambridge and New York City for the fellow. The IWMF purchases round-trip economy airfare from the fellow’s place of residence to Washington, D.C., as well as transportation between the Fellowship cities. The fellow receives 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.

Term of Contract:

The seven-month Fellowship begins in the fall and concludes in the spring every year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility Criteria:
- The Neuffer Fellowship is open to women 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 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.

Family members are welcome to accompany the fellow. However, the IWMF will not be responsible for any arrangements or expenses related to the travel and residence of family members, including support of visa applications.

Pre-Application Information:

Accepting applications: January 14, 2020 - February 25, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST

Applicants nominate themselves for the Neuffer Fellowship by submitting an application and supplementary materials via Submittable (see Contact Information, below).

The selection process concludes in May. All applicants are notified of their application status shortly thereafter. The press release announcing the Fellow is posted in June.

FAQs: https://www.iwmf.org/our-programs/faq-elizabeth-neuffer-fellowship/

To receive application notifications, sign up for the IWMF’s mailing list on the IWMF home page or follow IWMF on social media channels.

Center for International Studies: https://cis.mit.edu/

MIT's course listings: http://web.mit.edu/education/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply: https://iwmf.submittable.com/submit/182820/2021-elizabeth-neuffer-fellowship

For any inquiries related to the Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship, please contact Claudia Gonzalez at cgonzalez@iwmf.org.

International Women's Media Foundation
1625 K Street NW, Suite 1275
Washington, DC 20006, USA
(+1) 202-496-1992
info@iwmf.org
https://www.iwmf.org/

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