Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship
Deadline: 27 May 2011
Open to: Women journalists whose focus is human rights and social justice
Stipends: Stipend will be provided, and expenses, including airfare and housing, will be covered
The International Women’s Media Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2011-12 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship, named for the 1998 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner and The Boston Globe correspondent who was killed in Iraq in May 2003.
The fellowship will run from September 2011 to March 2012.
This program, created with Neuffer’s family and friends, aims to perpetuate her memory and advance her life mission of promoting international understanding of human rights and social justice while creating an opportunity for women journalists to build their skills.
The fellow will be based at the Center for International Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts as a research associate during the research component of the fellowship. During the journalism portion of the fellowship, she may spend time at the Boston Globe or The New York Times.
The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship is open to women journalists whose focus is human rights and social justice. Applicants must have a minimum of three years of experience in journalism. 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 fixed stipend will be provided to cover housing, meals and ground transportation during the fellowship. Round-trip economy airfare will be covered from the fellow’s home country or city to Washington, D.C., and from Washington, D.C., to the fellowship city. The fellow will also receive health insurance during the program. The fellowship does not provide salary or honoraria.
For fellows from outside of the United States, the fellowship also covers the costs of applying for and obtaining a U.S. visa.
The fellow will be fully responsible for any additional incidental expenses and other costs.
The following items constitute a completed application:
- Completed application form (including signature and date)
- Two completed recommendation forms
- English assessment form (for non-native English speakers only)
- Current resume or CV
- Three work samples
Applications should be submitted electronically when possible to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If it is not possible to submit your application electronically, it can be submitted by mail, either regular post or international courier, to:
Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship
International Women’s Media Foundation
1625 K Street, NW, Suite 1275
Washington, D.C. 20006USA
Completed applications must be received by the IWMF on or before May 27, 2011. Incomplete applications and applications that arrive after the due date will not be considered.
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