Humangle Accountability Fellowship Program For Nigerian Journalists 2024

It is a six-month programme where successful fellows are selected on the strength of their self-designed projects or proposals. The fellowship provides resources, training, and mentorship to develop the project to the implementation stage.

The self-designed projects or research proposals by the applicants must fall within the following thematic areas within Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states — 

  • Accountability in the security and humanitarian sectors
  • Climate security
  • Education
  • Sexual and gender-based violence
  • Transitional justice

Humangle Fellowship Program

Application DeadlineDecember 31, 2023
Country to studyNigeria
GenderMen and Women

Benefits of Humangle Fellowship Program

  • Fellows will receive monthly training and mentorship from industry leaders while they begin to test the viability of their respective projects in the field.  
  • Fellows will be provided with a monthly stipend to support their fieldwork and cover the cost of transportation and data/communication. 
  • Fellows become freelancers for HumAngle after the duration of the fellowship, if they wish, and will be paid in that capacity each time their work is published.
  • Fellows will be awarded certificates at the end of the fellowship.
  • Fellows will be provided with wider professional networks to pursue their goals.
  • Fellows will have monthly conversations with exceptional individuals who have excelled in their careers.
  • Fellows will get referrals from HumAngle for a wide range of opportunities, and outstanding fellows will be invited as facilitators for subsequent cohorts.
  • Fellows who contribute articles and reports and do so diligently and professionally may be considered for a full-time or part-time role in HumAngle newsroom.

Requirements for Humangle Fellowship Program

  • Applicants must be indigenes of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe and will be required to carry out their assignments in the senatorial districts of their projects.
  • Applicants must be aged between 22 and 30.
  • Applicants must possess at least a Diploma degree.
  • Applicants must demonstrate passion in the thematic areas and show a track record of work.
  • Applicants should be residents in their place of assignment; otherwise, they should be willing to relocate at their own expense.
  • Applicants must be familiar with the region if they do not reside there.
  • Women are strongly encouraged to apply for this fellowship.
  • Applicants must send a 250-word personal essay alongside a 500-word self-designed project essay. The essay should state why the applicant is interested in the fellowship and what they expect to gain from it. The project essay must clearly outline how the applicant intends to carry out the activities and why the project is important to the community. The project essay title should indicate the thematic area under which the project falls.
  • The application requires two letters of recommendation and a resume. 

Application Deadline

December 31, 2023

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to HumAngle on to apply


  • Fellows must be of good moral character and must not have a record of criminal misconduct.
  • Fellows must not miss any training schedule or fail to submit a monthly report detailing their activities without informing the facilitators to give them a grace period.
  • Fellows must ensure that their self-designed projects are their original ideas. 
  • Fellows must have good knowledge of the project and the environment in which the project will be implemented.
  • Fellows must undertake step-down training in their respective communities and continue their work on accountability after the programme.

For more details, visit HumAngle website

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