West African Research Center Travel Grant 2021 for African Scholars and Graduates ($1,500 grant)

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The WARC Travel Grant promotes intra-African cooperation and among researchers and institutions by providing 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:

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

libraries or archives located in Africa with necessary to the applicant’s academic

– 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, , or research institutions.

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  • Abstract (50-80 words) of with a statement of
  • Project/Research description (6 double-spaced pages maximum) including why travel is necessary (must be in  language understandable to non-specialist readers)
  • Proposed
  • 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
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How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should Click here to Apply

Please address inquiries to

Mariane Yade

West African Research Center/Centre de Recherche Ouest Africaine


Funding for the WARC Travel Grant Program is provided by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural of the US Department of State through a grant from the Council of American Overseas Research Centers.

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