The African Academy of Sciences and its partners continue to accept pitches from African journalists every month for the Africa Science Desk, a project to build the capacity of science journalism in Africa.
Over a two-year period, the African Academy of Sciences, the African Federation of Science Journalists and the South African Science Journalists Association through the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will provide funding to journalists in Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa to produce science stories aimed at local or global news markets.
Submissions for September have closed. The next deadline is 5 October 2017.
Please note that pitches will now be submitted through the AAS Ishango Online system here https://aasishango.ccgranttracker.com/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f
The call is open to journalists to produce TV documentaries, short web videos, explainers, short or long-form investigative reports and data stories aimed at local or global news markets. The selected or the qualifying journalists will be funded and paired with senior science journalists internationally as well as continentally who will provide the mentorship needed to improve the quality of science reporting.
Read about the Africa Science Desk here https://www.aasciences.ac.ke/aesa/programmes/africa-science-desk/
Find the call for pitches here https://www.aasciences.ac.ke/aesa/programmes/africa-science-desk/call-for-pitches/
or in French here https://www.aasciences.ac.ke/aesa/en/test/appel–soumission-darticles/
We have also compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions here https://www.aasciences.ac.ke/aesa/programmes/africa-science-desk/frequently-asked-questions-asd/