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Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship for Professional Women Journalist

Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship for Professional Women Journalist: Applications are invited from suitably qualified women professionals in journalism who wish to sharpen their skills as well as perform valuable research and coursework at MIT’s Center for International Studies and Journalism internships for the Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship.

The Neuffer Fellowship is designed for women, nonbinary or gender non-conforming journalists with at least three years of professional experience in journalism working in print, broadcast, or digital media, either as a staff journalist or as a freelancer.

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Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship for Professional Women Journalist.

The Fellowship provides academic and professional opportunities to advance the reporting skills of women and nonbinary journalists who focus on human rights and social justice. The Fellowship was created in memory of The Boston Globe correspondent and IWMF Courage in Journalism Award (1998) winner Elizabeth Neuffer. In collaboration with Neuffer’s family and friends, the IWMF started the program to honor Neuffer’s legacy while advancing her work in the fields of human rights and justice.

“Elizabeth Neuffer was a courageous reporter for the Globe who was determined to shine a light on injustice wherever she found it, and we continue to be inspired by her example and her work. We’re grateful that the IWMF fellowship in her name has enabled courageous women journalists around the world to carry on that tradition.” —Linda Pizzuti Henry, Boston Globe Managing Director


Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Journalism Fellowship, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • The Neuffer Fellowship is open to women, non-binary and gender non-conforming 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.

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How to Apply for Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship for Professional Women Journalist.

The application for the 2023 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship is now open. The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship will begin January 2023 and end July 2023. Submit your application by April 15, 11:59 pm ET.

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Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship Schedule:

June 2022: Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow will be selected

January 2023: Fellowship begins in Boston with an internship at the Boston Globe and research/coursework at MIT’s Center for International Studies

May 2023: Fellow moves to New York for internship at The New York Times

June 2023: Fellowship ends


Please review the Frequently Asked Questions page for the Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship before starting your application or contacting the IWMF.

For any inquiries related to the Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship, please contact Taylor Moore at tmoore@iwmf.org.

Application Deadline: April 15 2022 at 11:59 pm ET.

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