Henry Nxumalo Foundation/AIJC grants for African journalists in health reporting 2021 ($5,000 funding)

Application Deadline: November 15th 2021

The Henry Nxumalo Foundation and the African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC) are offering grants to journalists to investigate health and development issues in six African countries: Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa

The grants, supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, are intended to enable and encourage high quality investigative reporting on health and development issues in African countries, to encourage the exposure of roadblocks to achieving health and development and to give journalists the time and resources to do this kind of reporting.


Any journalist or team of journalists may apply, and the work may be done in any medium.


  • Grants will range from $1 000 to $5 000, depending on the scope of the investigation, and the work must be completed within three months.

Selection Criteria

  • Grant decisions are made by an independent panel of experts and are treated confidentially.

It will be your responsibility to get the material published/broadcast. Please indicate to us where you intend to publish/broadcast. An expression of interest from the publisher/broadcaster will assist your application.

Application Process

  • Applicants should also submit a CV, a budget and where possible an expression of interest from a publisher/broadcaster.
  • These should be sent to: [email protected]

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the AIJC grants for African journalists in health reporting

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