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Africa No Filter Research

Africa No Filter Research Fellowship Program

Country: Africa
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Africa No Filter calls application for African Narrative Research Fellowship Program for Emerging Scholars. Africa No Filter is a donor collaborative funded by Ford Foundation, Bloomberg, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Luminate, Open Society Foundation, Comic Relief, and the Hilton Foundation. They support the development of nuanced stories that shi existing, stereotypical narratives about Africa through research, grant-making, and advocacy. ANF’s goal over me is to leave an empowered narrative change ecosystem and an informed community of storytellers who work more deliberately to change harmful narratives about Africa.


  • Apart from the funds fellows receive, Africa No Filter Research Fellowship Program also offers the following mentorship program:
  • An initiation workshop, which will include comprehensive feedback from leading academics on your proposal, including advice on literature reviews and methodology.
  • Guided monthly meetings with other Fellows to share and peer review your work with one of the Advisory Committee members.
  • As applicable, shared resources for literature review.
  • A wring workshop with leading academics.
  • Comprehensive feedback from leading academics on your draft report and on the preparation of a journal article following the publication of the report.
  • Growing your academic and media profile, through various dissemination activities.

Research Dissemination

Research  Fellows  will have to  disseminate in a number of ways,  with the support of Africa No Filter,  and will include:

  • The research report, including an executive summary.
  • Highlights version of the report for a compilation book on the subject.
  • Submission of a paper to academic journal/s (you will continue to notify Africa No Filter of the publication progress at each stage, even after the fellowship has ended, as publication may take 1-2 years).
  • Articles,  OpEds,  blog posts  , and social media posts.
  • Media interviews.
  • Digital/in-person  events  (e.g. webinars,  conferences,  seminars,  roundtables) to target various stakeholder groups e.g. Academics, African Instuons, mainstream and alternative media, influencers, and artists.


  • African scholars from African countries who are currently undertaking a Ph.D. or a Post-doc, or those  who have been  in junior academic posts for less than 3 years preferred.
  • Applicants should be based at a recognized academic institute.
  • Scholars who have experience in line with the research program  and/or content analysis skills. Examples include scholars in media/ communication/journalism studies,  filmmaking, photography, literature, visual arts, music, and  scholars of  development  communication preferred.

Eligible Countries

  • ANF priority countries include:  Central Africa (DRC);  East Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda); North Africa (Egypt, Algeria, Morocco); Southern Africa (South Africa, Zimbabwe, Angola);  West Africa (Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal,  Côte d’Ivoire)
  • International:  US, France, UK, China, India, and the United Arab Emirates.

Full information here


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline13 November,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerAfrica No Filter



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