Financial Times African Journalism Fellowship 2023 (Up to £1,000 Grant) – APPLY NOW

One World Media in collaboration with Financial Times (FT), is searching for a mid-career journalist who is based in Sub-Saharan Africa and currently covering the region. Participating Journalists must, however, have an ambitious written story to tell a global audience.

Financial Times African Journalism Fellowship

One World Media is looking for a talented writer with some experience who can clearly and compellingly summarize a complicated story in terms that are accessible to a broad audience and relatable. The fellow whose application is selected is expected to create a piece of long-form journalism, a regional economic or business story that appeals to the Financial Times’ international readership.

FT African Journalism Fellowship 2023 – What to Expect

The Financial Times (FT) Fellow will be a part of the current One World Media Fellowship cohort and will receive mentoring and a reporting grant of £1,000 while learning with a talented international peer group.

With the intention of exhibiting the finished product on their worldwide platform, The Financial Times (FT) will offer additional training, editorial support, and one-on-one coaching from senior editors. But, before we delve more into the details of this fellowship, let’s shed some light on One World Media.

What is One World Media?

The One World Media is a renowned not-for-profit organization Located in London, the United Kingdom. The organization for over 30 years, has successfully worked with partners in the UK and internationally to support international journalism and promote media coverage of global issues.

Benefits of FT African Journalism Fellowship

The Financial Times (FT) African Journalism Fellowship with One World Media, comes with the following benefits:

  • A £1,000 reporting grant
  • An OWM Executive Producer for their project
  • The Fellow will have a One-to-one mentorship opportunity with Senior FT editors
  • Participants will have the opportunity to publish their pieces on the FT
  • The Fellow will get to attend Workshops and webinars led by industry experts
  • Establish a Network of like-minded Fellows and Alumni

Eligibility Criteria for FT One World Media Journalism Fellowship

  • The program is open to a journalist in the middle of their career who is based in or from Sub-Saharan Africa and who works in print, digital, or multimedia reporting.
  • One fellow will be selected to join the current OWM Fellowship cohort
  • Applicant must be a talented writer with some experience who can succinctly and compellingly summarize a complicated story in a way that is universally appealing and relatable.
  • Journalists with a great interest in business and international issues, a global perspective, and astute journalistic instincts are particularly encouraged to apply
  • The prospective candidate should be able to write persuasively and incisively about business, market, and economic issues. A great writing ability is required.
  • The successfully selected fellows may have the possibility of an extended engagement.

Fellowship Timelines

  • Open for entries: September 07, 2023.
  • Deadline: October 05, 2023, 5 PM UTC
  • Announcement of FT Fellow announced: November 2023

How to Apply

Please note that Applications to the One World Media Fellowship are free, applicants are required to pay an application fee. Kindly Apply following the steps below:

Step 1:  Create a new user account on the portal for One World Media Submission via this link You can log in using the same user details or reset your password if you previously registered; there is no need to create a new account.

Step 2: You will be required to complete an online form, provide the required files, and supply a reference letter. More information is available in the Submission Information paper at

Step 3. After completing your form correctly, go ahead and submit it. You may submit many proposals, but each one needs its own web application.

For more details, please visit the One World Media website at

Application Deadline

October 5, 2023.

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