Applications are currently ongoing for the Wole Soyinka Collaborative Media Project Grant in Nigeria in 2022.

The collaborative media project is designed as a multi-level intervention for media independence and government accountability. The project seeks to strengthen the media’s independence and presence, especially at state and local government levels. This is in a bid to improve public awareness and the ecosystem for accountability at those levels.

Worth of Award

Journalists applying for this grant will be expected to


investigate, produce and publish human interest story issues at the sub-national (state and local) levels of government, including but not limited to;

  • health,
  • rural dwellers,
  • education,
  • road infrastructure,
  • girls and women,
  • water,
  • housing,
  • insecurity,
  • persons with disability,
  • electricity and
  • agriculture or a mix of the issues.


The award is open to investigative story pitches with a focus on sub-national issues from journalists from all genres across Nigeria.

How to Apply

Click here to start your application for the Wole Soyinka Collaborative Media Project Grant.

Deadline: The application deadline is Friday, June 24, 2022.


Click here for more details and to apply