West African Research Association Travel Grant For Africans – The WARC Travel Grant promotes intra-African
cooperation and exchange among researchers and institutions by providing support to African scholars and graduate students for research visits to other institutions and regions on the continent. The WARC Travel Grant provides travel costs up to $1,500 and a stipend of $1,500.
Travel grant funds may be used to:
Visit libraries or archives located in Africa with resources necessary to the applicant’s academic work
Engage in collaborative work with colleagues at another African institution
Travel to a research site in Africa
About West African Research Association (WARA)
WARA is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to the promotion of research on West Africa and the diaspora, scholarly exchange, the dissemination of accurate information on West Africa and its diasporic communities, and increasing awareness of the critical place of West Africa in the global community.
Founded in 1989, WARA’s mission is to promote research and scholarly exchange between West African and US scholars and institutions through its research fellowships, conferences, and publications; and through the many
programs headquartered at WARA’s research center in Dakar, Senegal.
Benefits of WARA Travel Grant
The WARC Travel Grant provides travel costs up to $1,500 and a stipend of $1,500.
Abstract (50-80 words) of proposed activity with a clear statement of purpose
Project/Research description (6 double-spaced pages maximum) including why travel is necessary (must be in language understandable to non-specialist readers)
Curriculum vitae (with research and teaching record)
Photocopy of the applicant’s passport (must be a West African national)
All applications must be submitted online in PDF documents
All applicants must have a recommendation letter.
If visiting another institution: – invitation from host institution
If travel is to consult archives or other materials: – a description of the collections to be consulted and their significance to the applicant’s research
If you are a graduate student: – letter of recommendation from professor overseeing your research
How To Apply
Interested and qualified? Go to West African Research Association (WARA) on www.cognitoforms.com to apply
Please address inquiries to Mariane Yade West African Research Center/Centre de Recherche Ouest Africaine Email: [email protected] .
For more details, visit WARA website on https://www.westafricanresearchassociation.org/fellowships/warc-travel-grant/