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
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