The IWMF is now accepting applications for the 2017 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship. One outstanding woman journalist will be selected in June to complete a seven-month program from August 2017 - March 2018.
The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship gives academic and professional opportunities to women journalists committed to human rights and social justice reporting. During this fellowship, the selected journalist will have the chance to complete research and coursework at MIT’s Center for International Studies and participate in internships with media outlets including The Boston Globe and The New York Times.
The flexible structure of the program allows Fellows to pursue academic research and hone reporting skills. Past Fellows have taken advantage of opportunities to publish work under their bylines through various media outlets. Fellows have explored a wide range of under-reported issues including gender-based violence, indigenous rights, and religious intolerance.
The Fellowship was created in memory of The Boston Globe correspondent and IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner Elizabeth Neuffer, who died while reporting in Iraq on May 9, 2003. In collaboration with Neuffer’s family and friends, the IWMF started this program to honor her legacy by advancing her work in the fields of human rights and social justice.
Who should apply?
· Affiliated or freelance women journalists with three (3) or more years of professional. experience working full-time in news media. Internships do not count toward professional experience.
· Women journalists of all nationalities are welcome to apply.
· Non-native English speakers must be proficient in English in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.