The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship gives academic and professional opportunities to women journalists who focus on covering human rights and social justice. Applicants must be dedicated to a career in journalism in print, broadcast, or online media and show a strong commitment to sharing knowledge and skills with colleagues upon the completion of the Fellowship. Excellent written and spoken English skills are required. A living stipend will be provided, and expenses, including airfare and housing, will be covered.
The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is now accepting applications for its 2016/17 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship. One outstanding woman journalist will be selected in June 2016 to complete a seven-month program from August 29, 2016 until March 28, 2017.
The selected Fellow will complete research and coursework at MIT’s Center for International Studies and internships with media outlets including The Boston Globe and The New York Times. The flexible structure of the program will provide the Fellow with opportunities to pursue academic research and hone her reporting skills. Past Fellows have taken advantage of opportunities to publish work under their bylines through various media outlets.
Meera Srinivasan, 2015/16 Neuffer Fellow, shares “the IWMF Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship is unique, as it offers access to very rich academic and professional resources in Cambridge [MA] and New York. As Neuffer Fellow I have had the opportunity to engage with a wide range of people, including scholars, senior journalists and activists, during the last seven months. It has been an exciting and valuable learning experience.”
Including Srinivasan, 11 journalists representing nine countries have been selected as Fellows since 2004. During the Fellowship and beyond, they have explored a wide range of under-reported issues including gender-based violence, indigenous rights, and religious intolerance.
The IWMF will accept online applications from March 22 – April 29, 2016.