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The IWMF Reproductive Rights Reporting Fund

As the United States faces the likely overturn of Roe v. Wade and subsequent restriction of reproductive rights across the country, the IWMF is mobilizing to support nuanced, diverse reporting on the consequences of this decision. This fund supports reporting on reproductive rights across the U.S., including abortion and contraception access, maternal health, health policy, and abortion bans. Bringing attention to these issues is critical and the IWMF is providing funding to support and encourage quality reporting on these topics in the United States.

Grants will vary depending on the need, scope, and location of the project, but the average grant size will be $5,000. Grant funds may be used to cover travel, lodging, and other reporting expenses. Applications will be accepted through the IWMF’s Submittable page and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Priority will be given to reporting projects based in states that would be most affected by the overturn of Roe v. Wade.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants may be freelance or staff journalists and may apply individually or as part of a team:
    • If applying as an individual, the opportunity is open to women and nonbinary journalists.
    • Teams of journalists with at least 50% women and nonbinary journalists are also eligible to apply.
  • Journalism must be the applicant’s primary profession.
  • Applicants must have three (3) or more years of professional journalism experience. Internships do not count toward professional experience.
  • Applicants must be able to show proof of interest from an editor or have a proven track record of publication in prominent media outlets.
  • Applicants may apply in English or Spanish, but English is strongly preferred. The published work can be in any language.
  • Applicants must be based or currently in the United States.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis.

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