West African Research Center Travel Grant 2022-2023


West African Reseach center travel granWARC Travel Grant program 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 on the continent, the WARC Travel Grant provides travel costs up to $1,500 and a stipend of $1,500. This competition is open only to West African nationals, with preference given to those affiliated with West African colleges, universities, or research institutions. 

Host Country: Any African country

Host University: Any Univeristy in the program

Study level: Reseach

Target group: West African countries

The Benefits of the scholarship

West African Reseach center Travel Grant provides travel costs up to $1,500 and a stipend of $1,500. to suppost yourself:

  1. attending and presenting papers at academic conferences relevant to the applicant’s field of research;
  2. visiting libraries or archives that contain resources necessary to the applicant’s current academic work;
  3. engaging in collaborative work with colleagues at another institution;
  4.  travel to a research site in Africa

Documents Required for the scholarship:

To be eligble for the WARC  an Applicant must provide the following documents below:

  • 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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Application Deadline: 15th March 2022