Reporting Grants for Women's Stories 2017

Applicants may apply for concurrently for Reporting Grants for Women’s Stories and the Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists.

  • Women journalists from anywhere in the world are eligible to apply.
  • Professional Journalism must be the applicant’s primary profession.
  • Applicants must have three or more years of professional journalism experience.
  • All answers and documents must be in English. Due to the high volume of applications we cannot answer questions by phone. Please review the application guide and frequently asked questions on our website prior to beginning this application. 
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Ends on May 16, 2017

CONFINTEA Scholarships

CONFINTEA Scholarships Programme

In 2012, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) launched a new initiative offering scholarships to researchers and education professionals from UNESCO Member States. CONFINTEA Scholarships generally run every September, though under special circumstances, Scholarships may run in other months. CONFINTEA Scholars conduct their research at the UIL Library for a period of one month. In addition, they have the opportunity to exchange knowledge with other scholars, UIL staff and UIL’s external partners. UIL covers travel and accommodation costs and contributes a lump sum of €500 towards the costs of food, visas, etc.

CONFINTEA Scholarships are funded by private donations. To date, donations have been kindly made by:
  • the British educationalist Peter Jarvis and his publisher Taylor & Francis;
  • the Nomura Centre for Lifelong Integrated Education in Japan; and
  • the US educationalist Alexander Charters
  • Who can apply for a CONFINTEA Scholarship?
Researchers and education professionals from UNESCO Member States who work in the area of lifelong learning with a focus on adult education and continuing education, literacy and non-formal basic education.

Participants are selected on the basis of their potential to produce:
  • policy proposals;
  • programme tools;
  • articles; and
  • research papers
that can be shared with decision-makers in their home countries.

How to apply for a CONFINTEA Scholarship

An official call for applications, which outlines the application process, is published every March. The deadline for applications is the end of May. Successful candidates will be informed in early June. Subscribe to our newsletter to keep informed about upcoming calls for applications. If you have any questions, please contact the CONFINTEA Scholarship Coordinator, Ms Lisa Krolak.

Call for applications: Expat Youth Scholarship (for students, ages 13-21)

Clements Worldwide is pleased to announce the launch of its 9th annual Expat Youth Scholarship (EYS). Designed exclusively for students aged 13 to 21 experiencing life in foreign countries amidst unfamiliar cultures, the EYS contest is a testament to Clements’ ongoing commitment to the international expatriate community. Clements will award US$ 10,000.00 in scholarship funds to the winners.

Who is Eligible?

Students ages 13-21 of any nationality who have resided in a foreign country for at least six consecutive months. To qualify for the “Ages 13-16” category, you must be aged between 13-16 (born between 2001 and 2004). To qualify for the “Ages 17-21” category, you must be aged 17-21 (born between 1996 and 2000).

Entry Requirements

For this year's Scholarship, we are asking expat students to take a photo visually capturing how you will use your experience living abroad to make a difference in the world, and write an accompanying short essay. To participate and have a chance at winning a scholarship, eligible contestants should complete the form to submit your entry. Once you enter, your photo will be reviewed. Once it has been approved it will be displayed in the contest gallery. Having trouble? Just email [email protected] with the subject line "Expat Youth Scholarship".

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Entries / submissions period: April 20th 12:00am EST - May 25th, 11:59pm EST

Call for applications: Reporting Fellowship To Zanzibar, Tanzania, August 2017

The IWMF is now accepting applications for a Reporting Fellowship to Tanzania, to take place in August 2017. As part of the African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative, a group of six journalists will report from Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous island off the east coast of mainland Tanzania, covering stories related to the trip theme of civic engagement.

Applicants are asked to pitch stories relevant to the trip location and theme; stories must focus on in-depth and new narratives and be notably different from those reported on previous Fellowships. We will prioritize applications with creative, thoughtful, and original pitches. View a full list of previously reported stories.

Please note that the feasibility of day trips outside Zanzibar will be assessed by IWMF staff and trip leaders on a case-by-case basis.

To date, 91 journalists from 23 countries have pursued a wide range of topics that go beyond the well-established beats of political instability, armed conflict, and humanitarian crisis in the region.

During the next two years, the IWMF will continue to lead groups of women journalists to the Central African Republic (CAR), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. By 2019, more than 250 reporters will have together reshaped traditional media narratives around the region.


August 6-19, 2017


Fellows will begin their trip in Nairobi, Kenya, where they will complete an orientation and Hostile Environments and First Aid Training (HEFAT) August 6-9. They then depart for eight days of in-country work August 10-19 in Zanzibar, Tanzania. Fellows will have the opportunity to network with other journalists, report independently and collaboratively with their peers, and gain access to a variety of sources and sites related to their reporting.


The IWMF arranges travel and in-country logistics for all Fellows within the scope of the Fellowship base location and trip dates. The IWMF also covers Fellowship-related costs within the framework of the reporting trip including travel, lodging, meals, and fixers/interpreters, unless a selected journalist’s news organization wishes to assume these costs. Visa costs will also be covered. Fellows living outside the U.S. are responsible for procuring all necessary visas, for which they will be reimbursed at the conclusion of the Fellowship.

  • Affiliated or freelance women journalists with three (3) or more years of professional experience working full-time in news media. Please note that internships do not count toward professional experience.
  • Women journalists of all nationalities are welcome to apply.
  • Non-native English speakers must be proficient in English in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.
  • Applicants must be able to show proof of interest from an editor or have a proven track record of publication in prominent media outlets (a letter from an editor is strongly preferred). 

Job: Tanzania Country Coordinator and Clinical Training Project Manager (Switzerland)

SolidarMed is the Swiss organisation for health in Africa and improves health care for 1.5 million people in Lesotho, Moçambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. SolidarMed sustainably strengthens and meaningfully expands existing health services.

We are offering an exciting position for a mid-career development professional. As part of the international program department based in Lucerne, you will manage the country program portfolios of Tanzania.

Tanzania Country Coordinator and Clinical Training Project Manager

Contract Type
  • Fixed term appointment (minimum three years)
Place of Assignment
  • Ifakara, Tanzania (with regular dislocations to the project sites in Ulanga, Malinyi, Mbulu District)
Start of duties
  • As soon as possible, with a certain flexibility
Program Tanzania

SolidarMed implements a thriving health program consisting of three pillars: (1) Quality of care at hospitals and at decentralized health facilities (focus: maternal and child health, HIV and TB); (2) Human resources for health: preservice and in-service training, upgrading, retention measures; (3) Community based health program focusing on pregnant women and children.

Within its country program, SolidarMed promotes operational research to inform policy dialogue and knowledge exchange.

The position comprises both the management of the project “Support to Edgar Maranta School of Nursing” (ca. 50 % of working time) and the coordination of the country program (ca. 50 % of working time).

Your responsibilities as country coordinator
  • Assume overall responsibility for the coordination, monitoring, budgeting, reporting and annual planning of the country program
  • Provide strategic and public health guidance and leadership to the program
  • Support and supervise the project managers
  • Oversee SolidarMeds administrative support team (human resources, logistics, accounting)
  • Contribute to program and project development
  • Engage in local fundraising
  • Coordinate and link with partners, donors, stakeholders as well as with the SolidarMed head office; proactively seek potential collaborations
  • Collaborate with national and international project and research partners: Ministry of Health Tanzania, Tanzania Training Center for International Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Ifakara Health Institute, Saint Francis University College in Health and Allied Sciences
  • Promote, support and participate in public health best practices, evidence-based interventions, operational research and policy dialogue
  • The position does not include clinical work; however, options of part time clinical collaboration do exist for qualified candidates
Your responsibilities as project manager
  • Assume overall responsibility for the implementation, management, monitoring, budgeting and reporting of the SolidarMed project “Edgar Maranta School of Nursing”
  • Actively contribute to the introduction of Clinical Instructors into the national training schedule
  • Actively contribute to the development of the next phase of the project (starting in mid-2019)
  • Identify research questions and conduct research activities as part of project implementation
  • Ensure lessons learnt are shared with policy makers, stakeholders, and partners
Your profile
  • Advanced degree in health (medical or nursing) and a Master in Public Health
  • Good understanding and clinical experience of issues related to maternal and child health, and infectious diseases such as HIV, TB and malaria
  • Experience in a public health context in Sub-Saharan Africa, ideally at district level
  • Sound knowledge and experience of management and administration
  • Accustomed to using project cycle management and project development tools
  • Knowledge of and interest in principles and methods of operational research
  • Ability to assume leadership and responsibility in a team
  • Language skills in English (excellent in written and spoken), Kiswahili (basic, readiness to learn) and German (asset)
What we Offer

We offer an attractive benefit package in line with Swiss standards. You can expect flexible working hours, a stimulating environment and flat hierarchies. Our team combines a great mix of ambition, dedication, experience and expertise drawn from a range of backgrounds including health, development, research, business and the charity sector. We encourage professional development and offer access to national and international competence networks.

To apply
  • Send your CV, a short cover letter and copies of your qualifications to [email protected] with “Health Program Manager” as reference in the subject line of your email.
  • Please note that SolidarMed only accepts electronic applications and will only contact shortlisted candidates
  • Deadline for applications: 22th of May 2017.

For further details, please contact Sandra Lerch at SolidarMed on [email protected] or +41 - 41 310 66 60
We look forward to receiving your application!