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$3,000 West African Research Center Travel Grant 2020

Last Updated on September 16, 2020 by Counselor

WARC serves as a point of contact for researchers throughout West Africa and their colleagues from the US and elsewhere. WARC provides scholars with a rich array of resources and supportive services including a research and film library, digitization lab, seminar rooms, computer and wireless Internet access, an on-site cafe, and a program of conferences, seminars, lectures, and other scholarly and artistic events.

The WARC Travel Grant promotes intra-African cooperation and exchange among researchers and institutions by providing support 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
– 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

This competition is open only to West African nationals, with priority given to those affiliated with West African colleges, universities, or research institutions.

 

Application requirements:

  • Abstract (50-80 words) of the 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 attending a conference:
    – an abstract of the paper to be read
    – letter of acceptance to the conference
  • If visiting another institution:
    – invitation from the 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 the professor overseeing your research

 

Please address inquiries to
Mariane Yade
West African Research Center/Centre de Recherche Ouest Africaine
warccroa@gmail.com.

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