The fellowship, named after the 1998 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner and Boston Globe correspondent who was killed in Iraq in May 2003, was established to honour Neuffer’s legacy while advancing her work in the fields of human rights and social justice.
The Fellowship is designed for affiliated or freelance women journalists with at least three years of professional experience in journalism and working in print, broadcast, or digital media.
Selected journalists will spend an academic year in a tailored programme with access to MIT’s Center for International Studies and media outlets like The Boston Globe and The New York Times.
Applicants must have a minimum of three years of experience in journalism. Non-native English speakers must also have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the programme.
The Fellow will complete research and coursework at MIT’s Center for International Studies and journalism internships at The Boston Globe and The New York Times.
The flexible structure of the programme will provide the fellow with opportunities to pursue academic research and hone her reporting skills. Past fellows have taken advantage of opportunities to publish work under their byline through various media outlets.
The fellowship will provide stipend and cover expenses including airfare, housing and health insurance.
Applications close on March 7, 2019.
For more information and application, please visit: https://www.iwmf.org/programs/neuffer/