Deadline: November 15, 2021

Applications for the Henry Nxumalo Foundation/AIJC Grants for African Journalists in Health Reporting 2021 are now open. 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.


  • 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.


  • Any journalist or team of journalists may apply, and the work may be done in any medium.
  • They favour work which is in the public interest, aims to reveal new information, is in-depth and investigative in nature and uses innovative techniques, approaches or technologies.
  • They encourage applications from both experienced and new journalists. They may be able to offer mentors for the less experienced.


Applicants must complete the application form. 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].

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For more information, visit Health Reporting Grant.

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