Now in its 11th year, the fellowship provides an academic and professional opportunity for women journalists who focus on human rights and social justice to advance their reporting skills. 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 Neuffer’s legacy while advancing her work in the fields of human rights and social justice.
To date, 10 journalists representing nine countries, have served as Neuffer 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.
If you are interested in participating in the fellowship, please review the frequently asked questions (FAQs).
Applications for the Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship are now closed. One outstanding woman journalist will be selected in June 2015.