WHO WE FUND
The RCDIJ Africa Fund targets individual journalists across Africa. The categories of journalists include as follows: Employed/Freelance, Online, Print, Broadcast, Photo, Cartoon, Multimedia
THE PROJECTS WE FUND
The RCDIJ Africa Fund supports small to mid-scale data and/or investigative journalism projects spanning a wide range of areas consistent with our objectives, including education, health, security, environment, democracy, corruption, economy, migration, technology, culture and development.
HOW FUNDING DECISIONS ARE MADE
The RCDIJ Africa Fund accepts applications on a rolling basis. Applications are reviewed by a committee and applicants are notified of the status of their application upon review, usually within a two-month cycle.
Applicants are to submit the following in a single PDF document, all in English Language: Project idea, Project work plan, Project budget, Links to past published works, Data page of International Passport, and CV.
THE VALUE OF THE RCDIJ AFRICA FUND
The RCDIJ Africa Fund has a ceiling of $10,000. Approved sum for each project ranges from under $1,000 to $10,000. Each approved sum is determined by a number of considerations, including scale, location, and duration.
In addition to monetary support, successful applicants will have their completed works published on the centre’s sister platform, Ripples Nigeria, with full editorial support throughout the process.