West African Research Center Travel Grant for African Scholars & Graduates 2023

West African Research Center Travel Grant for African Scholars & Graduates 2023

The WARC Travel Grant 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.

West African Research Center Travel Grant Eligibility Criteria

  1. This competition is open only to West African nationals
  2. Priority will be given to those affiliated with West African colleges, universities, or research institutions.

West African Research Center Travel Grant

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

West African Research Center Travel Grant Application

  • 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 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].

Deadline: September 30, 2023.

Apply here


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