Get a $1,500 Grant for African Scholars and Graduates in the West African Research Center (WARC) Travel Grant Fellowship Program 2022

Are you a West African National?

Then apply for the West African Research Center (WARC) Travel Grant Fellowship Program 2021 for an opportunity at a grant of $1500 and with all your travel costs of up to $1500 adequately covered.

Application Deadline: October 15 2021


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  • 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.

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Application Instructions

Application requirements:

  • Abstract (50-80 words) of 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 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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About the West African Research Center (WARC) Travel Grant Fellowship Program

WARA is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to the promotion of research on West Africa and the diaspora, scholarly exchange, the dissemination of accurate information on West Africa and its diasporic communities, and increasing awareness of the critical place of West Africa in the global community.

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Key Dates and Order of Program

Deadline for application is October 15 2021.

Networking and Partnership Opportunities

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