Grants for African-European Teams of Investigative Journalists

Grants for African-European Teams of Investigative Journalists

Deadline: June 8, 2016

Applications are invited for a Working Grant by the Connecting Continents. 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.

In order to safeguard the independence of participating journalists and media, operates as a firewall between Oxfam Novib, and the journalists who receive it. has year-long experience with similar types of funding through its European cross-border and its Flemish Fonds Pascal Decroos working grant programmes.


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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Focus should be on financial flows and/or governance.

Application Process

  • 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.

For more information, visit Connecting Continents Grant.