WARC Travel Grants - West African Research Center

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

This competition is open only to West African nationals affiliated with institutions of higher education.

Travel grant funds may be used to;

  • Attend and present papers at academic conferences relevant to the applicant's field of research
  • Visit libraries or archives that contain resources necessary to the applicant's current academic work
  • Engage in collaborative work with colleagues at another institution
  • Travel to a research site.

    A complete application must include the following (one original and two copies of all materials—3 sets total):

  • A WARA grant application cover sheet
  • A brief (50-80 word) abstract of the activity to be funded, beginning with a clear statement of purpose
  • A description (6 double-spaced pages maximum) of the applicant's research and how the proposed travel is relevant to this work. This should be presented in a language understandable to non-specialist readers
  • A curriculum vitae with 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. Travel Grants Application Deadlines:

    September 15 for travel to take place between Jan. 1 and June 30.

    March 15 for travel to take place between July 1 and Dec. 31.

    Follow the links below for more information and travel grants application contacts.

    All materials should be submitted, by mail, 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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