In 2005, the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) joined with Elizabeth Neuffer’s family and friends to launch the IWMF Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship extending her legacy by supporting women journalists who have chosen to focus on human rights and social justice, themes that were so vital to Elizabeth’s work.
The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship is designed for a woman journalist working in print, broadcast or digital news media to spend seven months in a tailored program that combines access to MIT’s Center for International Studies and media outlets including The Boston Globe and The New York Times. With this flexible structure, the fellow will have opportunities to pursue academic research as well as to hone her journalistic skills by covering topics related to human rights and social justice.
See Press Release | We are no longer accepting applications for this fellowship.
Regular updates from the current fellow, sharing her expectations, ideas, and experiences.
About Elizabeth Neuffer
Elizabeth Neuffer (1956-2003) believed passionately that writing and reporting could bring the world together, providing justice for victims of atrocities and pricking the conscience of powerful decision-makers.
This program, created with Neuffer’s family and friends, aims to perpetuate her memory and advance her life mission of promoting international understanding of human rights and social justice while creating an opportunity for women journalists to build their skills.
Selected by a committee made up of family and friends of Elizabeth Neuffer and IWMF Advisory Council members, these outstanding fellows were chosen for the caliber and promise of their work on human rights and social justice.
Founded in 1990, the International Women’s Media Foundation is a vibrant global network dedicated to strengthening the role of women in the news media worldwide as a means to further freedom of the press.