WARC Travel Grant

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WARC Travel Grant: The West African Research Center (WARC) in Dakar, Senegal offers travel costs up to $1500 and a stipend of $1500 to West African scholars and graduate students.

Travel grant funds may be used to:

1) Attend and present papers at academic conferences relevant to the applicant's field of research;

2) Travel costs up to $1500 and a stipend of $1500 visit libraries or archives that contain resources necessary to the applicant's current academic work;

3) Travel to a research site.

Applications will consist of the following:

  • A brief (50-80 word) abstract of the activity to be funded
  • A description (6 double-spaced pages maximum) of the applicant's research and how the proposed travel is relevant to this work
  • A curriculum vitae with research and teaching record when relevant
  • An abstract of the paper to be read and a letter of acceptance to the conference (for those wishing to attend meetings)
  • A description of the collections to be consulted and their significance to the applicant's research (for those wishing to travel to libraries or archives)
  • Proof of citizenship in the form of a photocopy of the applicant's passport
  • For graduate students, a letter of recommendation by the professor overseeing their research
  • A WARA grant application cover sheet Complete applications will consist of one original and one copy of all materials (2 sets total).

    Travel Grants Application Deadlines

  • March 15 for travel to take place between July 1 and Dec. 31.
  • September 15 for travel to take place between Jan. 1 and June 30.
    Inquiries may be addressed to:
    West African Research Center/Centre de Recherche Ouest Africaine
    B.P. 5456 (Fann Residence)
    Rue E x Léon G. Damas
    Dakar , Senegal
    Tel: 221-865-22-77; Fax: 221-824-20-58;
    Email: warc_croa [at] yahoo.fr.
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