West African Research Center (WARC) Travel Grant Fellowship Program 2017/2018 for West African Scholars ($3,000)

West African Research Center (WARC) Travel Grant Fellowship Program 2017

Application Deadline: September 15th 2017

The WARC Travel Grant program is available to West African citizens undertaking research in Africa. It is held biannually.

The WARC Travel Grant supports intra-African collaboration and exchange among researchers and institutions by giving assistance to African researchers and graduate students for research visits to other institutions on the continent. The WARC Travel Grant caters for travel expenses up to $1,500 and an allowance of $1,500. This competition is open only to West African natives, with particularly those affiliated with West African colleges, universities, or research institutions.

Travel grant funds may be used to:

1) Participate in and exhibit papers at academic conferences relevant to the applicant’s field of research;

2) visit libraries or archives that have materials necessary to the applicant’s ongoing academic work;

3) engage in collaborative work with colleagues at another institution;

4) travel to a research site.

Scholars must agree to make public presentations on their research to 1) their academic institution, and 2) their native communities. Also, accepted scholars will submit to the WARC Library in Dakar one copy of their dissertation/thesis, articles, and other writings arising from the findings funded through this programme.

All applications must be submitted online. Complete applications will include uploaded Word Documents, Portable Digital Format (PDF), or Images (JPG) of all the items outlined below. Only complete applications will be considered.

  • A brief (50-80 word) abstract of the activity to be funded, beginning with a clear statement of purpose.
  • A write-up (6 double-spaced pages max) of the candidates research and how the proposed travel is congruent with this work. This should be written in language understandable to ordinary readers
  • A resume of your research and teaching record when relevant
  • If attending a conference, an abstract of the paper to be read and a letter of acceptance to the conference
  • If visiting another institution, an 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
  • For graduate students, a letter of recommendation by the professor overseeing their research
  • Proof of citizenship in the form of a photocopy of the applicant’s passport (please note: this competition is open only to West African nationals eligible for non-immigrant visas to the U.S.).

Please address inquiries to
Mariane Yade
West African Research Center/Centre de Recherche Ouest Africaine

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the WARC Travel Grant Fellowship Program 2017/2018