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Fellowships for rapid research tackling disinformation in Africa

Organisation: African Digital Democracy Observatory (ADDO)

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Mis- and Disinformation

Funding Size: $5,000 to $10,000

Deadline: 15/10/2022

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    – Individual researchers, multidisciplinary teams, or research organisations that work in African countries, or that are affiliated with African-based partners.
    – Post-doc or other senior researchers, early-career researchers who have substantive published work, investigative journalists/analysts, or OSINT researchers who are affiliated with an institution with domain expertise on disinformation or other information disorder issues can apply.
  • Type of funding: Grant
  • Target countries: Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Application language: Arabic, English, French

The African Digital Democracy Observatory (ADDO) is offering research grants and technical support for evidence-driven analysis into how malign actors are using coordinated disinformation and propaganda or other influence/information operations to fuel conflict across 21 African countries.

The research fellowships come with additional access to ADDO forensic analysts, data scientists and open-source intelligence (OSINT) researchers, as well as to machine learning tools for social listening or data/network analysis.

Selected fellows will be invited to share their research at ADDO seminars or international events.

See here to learn more and apply.

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