IWMF Accepting Applications for Kim Wall Memorial Fund

Elisa Lees Munoz

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is accepting applications for the Kim Wall Memorial Fund from women journalists or non-binary reporters covering subculture, broadly defined, and what Kim liked to call “the undercurrents of rebellion.”

The IWMF’s Kim Wall Memorial Fund will provide $5,000 grants each to two journalists whose work embodies the spirit of Kim’s reporting.

To be eligible, prospective applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Affiliated or freelance women or non-binary journalists with three (3) or more years of professional experience working in news media from anywhere in the world. Internships do not count toward professional experience.
  • Applicants must have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program. However, reporting may be published in any language.
  • Applicants must be able to show proof of interest from an editor or have a proven track record of publication in prominent media outlets.
  • Grants will be awarded to cover reporting-related costs including travel, logistics, insurance, visa fees, professional stipends and payments for producers, translators, etc. The IWMF does not cover the cost of equipment purchase or rental and cannot support academic research or research for academic publication.

Submission of applications closes on December 16, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST via Submittable. Applications will be reviewed in January 2022, and applicants will receive a response no later than February 2022 while grantees will be publicly announced on Kim’s birthday, March 23.

For further information and to apply, please visit: https://iwmf.submittable.com/submit/3f802dd5-6a92-4635-8df0-d5cfe8a72258/kim-wall-memorial-fund.