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Friday, 8 January 2016

2016 West African Research Centre (WARC) Travel Grant for African Scholars and Graduate Students

2016 West African Research Centre (WARC) Travel Grant for African Scholars and Graduate Students.


The WARC travel grant is a program that is open to nationals of West African countries, who are conducting research on the continent. The WARC travel grant aims to promote 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. It is very competitive. Though, WARC is open only to West African nationals, preference will be given to those who are affiliated with West African colleges, universities, or research institutions.

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State provides the Funding for WARC through a grant from the Council of American Overseas Research Centres.

What can the WARC travel grant be used for:

1.     To attend and present papers at academic conferences relevant to the applicant’s field of research.
2.     To visit libraries or archives that contain resources necessary to the applicant’s current academic work.
3.     To engage in collaborative work with colleagues at another institution
4.     To travel to a research site.

Mode of application: All applications must be submitted online. Only completed applications will be considered, hence all completed applications must include uploaded word or PDF or jpeg of all the required documents and also a brief (50 – 80 word) abstract of the activity to be funded, starting with a clear statement of purpose.

Application deadline: March 15, 2016. Late applications will not be considered.

For further information regarding the required documents and how to apply click here

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