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IWMF African Great Lakes Reporting Journalism Fellowship in South Sudan and Uganda, 2018

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is delighted to offer its African Great Lakes Reporting Fellowship for Affiliated or freelance women journalists.

The aim of the fellowship is to support affiliated or freelance women journalists and covers Fellowship-related costs within the framework of the reporting trip including travel, lodging, meals, and fixers/interpreters unless a selected journalist’s news organization wishes to assume these costs.

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF), located in Washington, D.C., is an organization working internationally to elevate the status of women in the media.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: December 5, 2017
  • Course Level: Fellowship is available for women journalists.
  • Study Subject: Fellowship is awarded for reporting trip to South Sudan and Uganda.
  • Scholarship Award: Fellowship will cover the following:
  • The IWMF arranges travel and in-country logistics for all Fellows within the scope of the Fellowship base location and trip dates.
  • The IWMF also covers Fellowship-related costs within the framework of the reporting trip including travel, lodging, meals, and fixers/interpreters, unless a selected journalist’s news organization wishes to assume these costs.
  • Visa costs will also be covered. Fellows living outside the U.S. are responsible for procuring all necessary visas, for which they will be reimbursed at the conclusion of the Fellowship.
  • Nationality: African applicants are eligible to apply for the fellowship.
  • Number of Scholarships: Number of fellowships is not given.
  • Scholarship can be taken in South Sudan and Uganda

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

Eligible Countries: Applicants from Africa are eligible to apply for the fellowship.
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must be an affiliated or freelance women journalists.
English Language Requirements: Non-native English speakers must have professional written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.

Application Procedure:

  • For each application cycle, applicants must choose one reporting trip to apply for.
  • The application asks for the following: basic personal information, CV, work samples, a statement of interest including detailed story pitches, a plan for publication, and a letter of support from an editor or a proven track record of publication.
  • All applications materials must be submitted in English.

 


How to Apply:

  • The IWMF will accept online applications from November 7, 2017 – December 5, 2017, at 11:59 EDT (Washington, DC).
  • To apply, we recommend using a shared email address to create your Submittable account and submit your application. Each applicant must provide their personal information and work samples, in addition to submitting a shared statement of interest, story plans, plans for publication and letter of support. Application notifications sent through Submittable will go to the email address associated with the account.

Online Application

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