Media outlets in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Senegal can apply.

Applications for the African Academy for Open Source Investigation, spearheaded by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and supported by the U.S. Department of State, are open.

The initiative aims to build the capacity of local expert analysts in the four target countries to proactively spot and address problematic behavior in the information space.

The initiative will empower investigative media and watchdog NGOs in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Senegal and train them to use advanced social listening and media monitoring tools to detect questionable content, plus how to use network analysis and data analysis tools to guide data-driven investigative reporting.

The deadline is Sept. 17.