The Wits China-Africa Reporting Project at the Journalism Department of the University of the Witwatersrand is commissioning a series of Themed Grants about the state of relations and interactions between francophone African countries and China.
Application Deadline: 30th March 2017
Offered annually? Yes
Eligible Countries: Countries in Africa
About the Award: The grants are open to all French-speaking African journalists, and the objective is to enable journalists to investigate the current state of affairs on the ground in Francophone Africa.
Applicants are encouraged to review carefully the Project’s guide to reporting grants, i.e. preference will be given to proposals with a relatively narrow focus around specific projects or issues; where possible journalists should identify individuals or communities through which to tell the story and aim to present on-the-ground impact and perspectives.
Applicants can see “Reporting themes” (in link below) as to what kind of stories to cover:
Type: Research, Grants
- The grants are open to all French-speaking African journalists
- Preference will be given to proposals with a relatively narrow focus around specific projects or issues; where possible journalists should identify individuals or communities through which to tell the story and aim to present on-the-ground impact and perspectives.
Number of Awardees: Not specified
Value of Grants:
- The grants are intended to provide funding for travel, accommodation and sundry daily expenses, but not car hire, purchase of equipment or professional fees, or to buy publication space
- Grants are generally between $300 and $1,500
- Grant recipients will be paid 75% of the grant total at the outset, and the remaining 25% when (and if) the feature is published on a news media platform/publication
Duration of Grants: The reporting project should be completed and published within three months of the receipt of the grant funding unless otherwise agreed
How to Apply: French-speaking African journalists interested in applying for this Themed Grants series should send a proposal containing all the items listed below to [email protected] by no later than March 30. Proposals can be in French or English.
Applications must contain:
- Draft title of the feature to be produced, including clear indication of which theme listed above to be pursued and relevance to the role of women in Africa-China relations
- Brief proposal of the topic and methodology and further supporting information
- Budget in US dollars with clear itemized expenditure no higher than US$1,500
- Indication of where applicant intends to publish the article
- Applicant CV and list of previous Africa-China publications (if any)
Award Provider: Africa-China Reporting Project