2022 CAPPA Journalism Fellowship for Investigative Reporting on Trans-Fat

Deadline: January 31, 2022.

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) Trans-Fat project is now receiving entries for the second journalism fellowship on its #TransFatFreeNigeria campaign. CAPPA, through the fellowship aims to build the capacity of the Nigerian media to report on trans-fat use, health risk and its regulation from an informed perspective in line with the World Health Organisation’s recommended standards for countries to follow.

The fellowship is supported by the Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI) and is also geared towards improving the public’s awareness of trans-fat and global best practices.


For the purpose of this fellowship, CAPPA is inviting Nigeria-based journalists working with national media organisations to send in story ideas focusing on:

  • Trans-fat content in food
  • Trans-fat and well being
  • Industry players, food labeling and regulation
  • Distinguishing trans-fat enhancing cardiovascular diseases and the implications of treating them in Nigeria.


  1. Open to Nigeria based Journalists
  2. Journalists working with national media organisations are eligible to apply


 Successful journalists will be eligible for a reporting grant of between US$500-US$800 each, to implement their story ideas within a four-week period.


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