IWMF Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship for International Women Journalist, 2014-2015


IWMF Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship for International Women Journalist, and applcations are submitted till Friday, April 11, 2014. The International Women’s Media Foundation is inviting applications for Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship open to women journalists worldwide whose focus is human rights and social justice. This seven month-long program will run from September 2014 to March 2015. A stipend will be provided and expenses, including airfare and housing, will be covered. The fellow will be based at the Center for International Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge during the research component of the fellowship. During the journalism portion of the fellowship, she may spend time at the Boston Globe, The New York Times, and other media outlets. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | The fellow will be based at the Center for International Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge during the research component of the fellowship. During the journalism portion of the fellowship, she may spend time at the Boston Globe, The New York Times, and other media outlet

Level: The fellow will be based at the Center for International Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts as a research associate during the research component of the fellowship, allowing the fellow to pursue academic research while improving her ability to cover human rights and social justice for The Boston Globe, The New York Times, and other media outlets during the journalism portion of the fellowship

Field(s): Fellowship is awarded to journalist whose focus is human rights and social justice.

Deadline: Friday, April 11, 2014.

Funded By: The International Women’s Media Foundation

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): IWMF Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship is targeted Journalist from anywhere in the world

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: One journalist will be selected for the Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship each year.

Scholarship Duration: The 10th Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship runs from September 2014 to March 2015.

Scholarship covers: A fixed stipend will be provided to cover housing, meals and ground transportation during the fellowship. Round-trip economy airfare will be covered from the fellow’s home country or city to Washington, D.C., and from Washington, D.C., to the fellowship city. The fellow will also receive health insurance during the program. The fellowship does not provide salary or honoraria. For fellows from outside of the United States, the fellowship also covers the costs of applying for and obtaining a U.S. visa. The fellow will be fully responsible for any additional incidental expenses and other costs.


Description

The International Women’s Media Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2014/2015 IWMF Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship.

The fellowship is designed for a woman journalist from anywhere in the world whose work in print, broadcast, or digital media has focused on human rights and social justice reporting. This seven month-long program will take her to Boston and New York to study at MIT’s Center for International Studies and work for U.S. media outlets including The Boston Globe and The New York Times. Now in its 10th year, the fellowship was named for the 1998 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner and The Boston Globe correspondent Elizabeth Neuffer, who was killed in Iraq in May 2003.

Created with Elizabeth Neuffer’s family and friends, the program aims to perpetuate her memory and advance her life mission of promoting international understanding of human rights and social justice while creating an opportunity for women journalists to build their skills.

Eligibility

‣ The IWMF is accepting applications from women journalists worldwide whose work focuses on human rights and who have a minimum of three years of experience in journalism.

‣ Female journalists working in the print, broadcast and online media, including freelancers, are eligible to apply. Competitive candidates must have excellent English skills.

Selection Criteria:

‣ The IWMF Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship fellow will be selected by a committee made up of family and friends of Elizabeth Neuffer and IWMF Advisory Council members.

‣ Candidates will be judged on their completed applications, the caliber and promise of their work on human rights and social justice, and their personal statements explaining how the fellowship would be a transformative experience.

‣ Finalists for the fellowship may be interviewed by the IWMF.

Notification: 

‣ All applicants will be notified about the committee’s selection by June.

Scholarship Application Method

‣ Applicants are required to submit the completed application form and all supporting documents via email, and include the subject line: “IWMF Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship: [Your Name].” Also be sure to include your name on each document.

‣ If you are unable to email application materials, you can also submit them by mail. The following items constitute a completed application:
1) Completed application form (including signature and date)
2) Two completed recommendation forms
3) English assessment form (for non-native English speakers only)
4) Current resume or CV
5) Samples of your work

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on Friday, April 11, 2014.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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