The Africa-China Reporting Project (the Project) at Wits Journalism is inviting journalists to submit proposals for reporting grants of up to US$1,500 for investigations focused on public health and related issues. See How to apply and Potential focus areas below.
The Project provides capacity building and facilitation in the form of reporting grants, workshops and other opportunities for journalists to investigate complex dynamics and uncover untold stories. Journalists are encouraged to emphasize on-the-ground impact and perspectives to illustrate how the lives of Africa’s people are changing amid the comprehensive phenomenon of Africa-China interactions.
In the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing impact in Africa, the Project invites journalists to submit proposals investigating current ground-level responses, capacity, successes/failures, shortcomings, services and collaborations in African countries, communities and organisations.
The following are potential focus areas to guide applicants:
These are suggested topics but journalists can also pursue others, as long as the focus is within the broad Africa-China public health framework.
How to apply
Please address an email with the heading APPLICATION: PUBLIC HEALTH REPORTING GRANT and containing the following items (in attachments in MS Word or PDF formats) to ACRPapplications@gmail.com by no later than 30 April 2020:
Applications are open to all journalists who present Africa-focused proposals. Applicants need not necessarily have previous reporting experience in this area.
For any further questions please contact the Project team at ACRPcontact@gmail.com.