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West African Research Association

Offerings for West African scholars, US scholars, & our Institutional Members! Applications open now!

Spring 2019 WARC Travel Grant Applications open now until March 15th, 2019!

Apply HERE Today!

The WARC Travel Grant supports West African post graduate scholars and researchers carrying out research on the African continent. Studies in all disciplines are welcome. This grant covers travel taking place between July 1st, 2019 and December 31st, 2019.

2019 WARA Fellowship Applications open now until February 1st, 2019!

Apply HERE Today!

WARA Fellowships offerings are as follows:

  1. WARA Predoctoral Fellowships are open to US citizens who are currently enrolled in graduate programs at institutions of higher education in the United States to conduct research in West Africa during the summer of 2019.
  2. WARA Postdoctoral Fellowships are open to US citizens already holding a Ph.D. who are currently affiliated with an academic institutions or who work in another related domain and would like to conduct research in West Africa.
  3. WARA Residency Fellowships - for Institutional Members to apply to host a scholar from West Africa-The Residency Fellowship offers residencies for WARA member institutions to host a West African scholar on their campus.
  4. WARC Library Fellowships are designed to provide experience in West Africa for practicing librarians and for the next generation of Africana librarians. Open to U.S. citizens interested in Africa and Libraries, to students in Information and Library Science, AND to  practicing librarians, this fellowship provides round trip tavel to Dakar and a stipend of $2,500 to cover the cost of living during the summer of 2019.

WARA fellowships, funded by a grant from the Educational and Cultural Affairs bureau of the US Department of State through Council of American Overseas Research Centers, make it possible for a broad range of educators and students to experience professional exchanges and carry out research projects in West Africa.