WARC Travel Grant for West African Researchers 2021

The West African Research Center invites applications for the WARC Travel Grant for West African Researchers in 2021.

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.

Worth of Award

The WARC Travel Grant provides travel costs up to $1,500 and a stipend of $1,500.

Travel grant funds may be used to:

  • attend and present papers at academic conferences held on the continent of Africa.
  • 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.

Eligibility

This competition is open only to West African nationals, with priority given to those affiliated with West African colleges, universities, or research institutions.

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How to Apply

Applicants need to furnish the center with the following:

  • 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 a language understandable to non-specialist readers)
  • Proposed budget
  • 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 attending a conference:
    – an abstract of the paper to be read
    letter of acceptance to the conference
  • If visiting another institution:
    – invitation from the 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
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Deadline: The deadline for submission is October 15.

 

Click here for details and to apply

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