Connecting Continents Grants to African and European Journalists

Deadline: 8 June 2015 / 17 August 2015
Open to: Teams of investigative journalists consisting of at least one Sub-Saharan African and one European journalist
Grant:  EUR 100 000


Connecting Continents is a pilot project offering working grants for mixed teams of African and European journalists to investigate financial governance in Africa. The project is launched by in cooperation with Oxfam Novib, which provides the money for the grants.



Only intercontinental journalist teams consisting of at least one Sub-Saharan African and one European journalist are eligible to apply. Preference goes teams of which the African member(s) is/are working in DR Congo, Uganda, Nigeria or Mozambique, although others are also eligible. In order to be eligible for application, the teams have to ensure that their story will be published in at least one African and one European country. Therefore, during the application procedure they will be asked to upload letters of intent for publication from at least one African and one European news platform.


There is EUR 100,000 to distribute over two application rounds, so for each round approximately €50,000 in working grants is foreseen.

How to apply?

Before you can start with your application, you will need to register. Write down a username and enter your e-mail address. An e-mail will be sent to you with a link through which you can choose a password. Once you’ve done that, you’re ready to start your application. There will be two application rounds for the pilot project, one on 8 June 2015 and one mid-August (see rules and timing here)

For more information, please check the official web-page.

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