African Investigative Journalism Conference Fellowships 2022 for African Journalism Students (Fully-funded to AIJC in Johannesburg, South Africa)

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Ifeoma Chuks

The Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) and Wits Journalism are offering fellowships for established and young promising journalists with a demonstrated interest in investigative or data journalism.

Application Deadline: 18th August 2022

Eligible Countries: Countries in Africa

To be taken at (country): Johannesburg, South Africa

About the Award: The African Investigative Journalism Conference (#AIJC22) is the premier annual gathering of African investigative journalists – a three-day international conference for and about investigative journalism. It involves skills training, networking, promoting, collaboration and in-depth accounts of major investigative stories. It is hosted by the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

The African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC) offers a limited number of fellowships for participation in this three-day celebration of the continent’s investigative reporting. This year the conference will return to a face-to-face event in Johannesburg, Oct 31 – Nov 2 and will offer inspiring talks, engagement, networking and cutting-edge training in a range of skills.

The conference will be in English and French. More information at

Type: Fellowship, Conferences

Eligibility: Fellowships are open to journalists with a proven track record in investigative journalism who want to develop their skills and network with their colleagues.

Number of Awardees: 10

Value of Fellowship: 

  • The Fellowship will cover flights to Johannesburg, airport transfers, accommodation in single rooms, transport to and from the conference, meals and conference fees. It does not cover home-country transport, visa costs, personal in-country transport and hotel incidentals.
  • Fellows will be asked to produce at least one piece of content arising out of the conference.
  • You will require a passport valid for a minimum of six months after the conference, and be available to travel from Sunday, Oct 30, to Wed / Thurs Nov 2 / 3 (depending on flight availability).

How to Apply: To apply, please fill in this form: Also, send your CV to  by July 31, 2022. Special consideration will be given to those who submit a short video on what the conference means to them. All applications will be acknowledged on receipt and a final decision on places will be made by Monday, August 18, 2022.

Visit Fellowship Webpage for details

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