African Investigative Journalism Conference Bursary 2020 for African Students

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The Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) and Wits Journalism are offering bursaries to students with a demonstrated interest in investigative or data journalism.

Application Deadline: 18th September 2020

Eligible Countries: Countries in Africa

To be taken at: Online

About the Award: AIJC2020 is offering 100 fellowships to student journalists to participate in the conference, which takes place this year as a series of online events in the period October 6 – 30. With 30+ sessions and 50+ speakers, it is a rare opportunity to share, network, learn and train alongside some of the continent’s best journalists.

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Type: Fellowship, Conferences


  • Only students currently in their final year of an undergraduate journalism degree, honours or master’s degree in journalism are eligible to apply for a bursary to attend the conference.

Number of Awardees: 100

Value of Fellowship: 

  • Students will get entry to all events and a data allocation to enable them to attend.

How to Apply:

  • Please submit this application form and a motivation letter outlining why you would like to attend.
  • Please submit a letter of support on a university’s letterhead, signed by your Head of Department.
  • Click here for the application form.

Visit Fellowship Webpage for details


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