AAS 2020 Africa Science Desk call for Pitches for Journalists

AAS 2020 Africa Science Desk call for Pitches for Journalists

Deadline: January 6, 2020

The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) is inviting journalists from Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa to submit pitches for the Africa Science Desk 2020.

Since its establishment in 2017, the Africa Science Desk has funded journalists in the four countries to write well-researched stories about science. Journalists are also mentored by seasoned senior international and African science journalists who provide the mentorship needed to improve the quality of science reporting in Africa.

About the African Academy of Sciences

The African Academy of Sciences (The AAS) is a non-aligned, non-political, not-for-profit pan African organisation whose vision is to see transformed lives on the African continent through science. Their tripartite mandate is recognising excellence through The AAS’ highly prestigious fellowship and award schemes, providing advisory and think tank functions for shaping Africa’s Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) strategies and policies and implementing key Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) programmes addressing Africa’s developmental challenges.

Benefits

  • Selected applicants receive funding to write well-researched stories about science and mentorship. The organisers are proud that some of the stories they have funded have received international recognition through awards.

Eligibility

  • Open to African journalists from the following countries: Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa

Application

Click here to apply

For more information, visit African Academy of Sciences.

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