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Grant Opportunities: IWMF’s Kim Wall Memorial Fund 2023

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Deadline: 15-Dec-22

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF’s) Kim Wall Memorial Fund is offering grants to journalists whose work embodies the spirit of Kim’s reporting.

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF), in partnership with Kim’s family and friends, seek to make sure the kinds of stories Kim loved continue to be told through the Kim Wall Memorial Fund.

The grant will fund women or non-binary reporters covering subculture, broadly defined, and what Kim liked to call “the undercurrents of rebellion.” Kim wanted more women to be out in the world, brushing up against life, and the Kim Wall Memorial Fund honors this legacy.

Kim reported from all over the world in her short but accomplished career as an international correspondent. Her reporting appeared in publications including Harper’s, The New York Times, Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, TIME, Slate, Vice and Guardian. Kim was an IWMF fellow and grantee, and received support from the organization in 2016 to report from Uganda and Sri Lanka.

Funding Information

The IWMF’s Kim Wall Memorial Fund will provide $5,000 grants.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Affiliated or freelance women or nonbinary journalists with one (1) or more years of professional experience working in news media from anywhere in the world. Internships do not count toward professional experience.
  • Applicants must have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program. However, reporting may be published in any language.
  • Applicants must be able to show proof of interest from an editor or have a proven track record of publication in prominent media outlets.
  • Grants will be awarded to cover reporting-related costs including travel, logistics, insurance, visa fees, professional stipends and payments for producers, translators, etc. The IWMF does not cover the cost of equipment purchase or rental and cannot support academic research or research for academic publication.
  • The IWMF believes that gender does not conform to one notion. They are inclusive of all women, non-binary and gender non-conforming journalists.
  • The IWMF cannot consider time-sensitive proposals.

For more information, visit IWMF.

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