Applications are invited for the IWMF Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship 2021.
About the Fellowship
The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship is a unique, transformative learning opportunity open to women journalists from every country around the world. Since 2005, the IWMF has selected one Neuffer Fellow each year to complete a seven-month Fellowship focused on human rights and social justice issues.
The Fellowship was created in memory of The Boston Globe correspondent and IWMF Courage in Journalism Award (1998) winner Elizabeth Neuffer, who died while reporting in Iraq on May 9, 2003. 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.
The IWMF and its partners reserve the right to determine the format of the Fellowship prior to the Fellowship start date.
- 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.
- 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. The fellow is fully responsible for any additional incidental expenses and other costs.
How to Apply?
Interested applicants can apply for the fellowship through this link.
January 14, 2020 – February 25, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST
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