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Africa Science Desk call for pitches

Funding Call Details

Africa Science Desk call for pitches

Pitch your science story to us and we will fund you



The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) is inviting journalists from Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa to submit pitches for the Africa Science Desk. Applications close at 5.00 PM EAT on 6 January 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.  We are proud that some of the stories we have funded have received international recognition through awards.

We want to provide you with the same opportunity. To apply, please log into The AAS Ishango portal here:

Applications close on 6 January 2020 5.00 PM EAT.

Please also email Davies Mbela at for more information.