Call for Applications: West African Research Center Travel Grant 2023 |$1,500

Call for Applications: West African Research Center Travel Grant 2023 |$1,500

The WARC Travel Award encourages intra-African cooperation and exchange among researchers and institutions by providing funding for research visits to other institutions and regions on the continent by African scholars and graduate students. The WARC Travel Award covers up to $1,500 in travel expenses and a $1,500 stipend.

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


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

Application requirements:

  • 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)
  • 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 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

Please address inquiries to
Mariane Yade
West African Research Center/Centre de Recherche Ouest Africaine
[email protected].

Application Deadline: March 19, 2023.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the WARC Travel Grant Fellowship Program 2023/2024


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